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Eight Iowa towns are part of ISU post-flood housing assessment

house that was damaged by flooding

As Iowa communities hit by this summer’s flooding cope with immediate cleanup and recovery issues, other communities continue to deal with the long-term housing effects of the 2008 floods.

Iowa State University and ISU Extension researchers are working with local officials in eight communities hit by the 2008 floods: Mason City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, Waverly, Columbus Junction and Charles City. The Iowa State team is assessing new housing constructed since the 2008 floods to determine whether it is affordable and a spatial match for the communities’ economic base.

This article appeared in September 2010 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter