Rural Housing Readiness Assessment

Rural Housing Readiness Assessment CoverDescription

The Rural Housing Readiness Assessment (RHRA) is a tool that helps communities self-assess their housing needs and guides them in the decision-making process when addressing those needs. It guides communities in considering options that ensure existing and potential residents are able to find safe, secure, and quality housing that meets their needs and fits within their budgets. The RHRA helps communities know what kinds of housing-related information they should gather and review to make informed decisions. The assessment checklists aid in the creation of local housing policy that is appropriate for the needs and desires of a community.

Delivery Method

The Rural Housing Readiness Assessment is available for free download here. Communities can also contract with us for a workshop and technical assistance with the assessment tool that is specific to their community.

Target Audience

Rural communities interested in assessing their current housing situation to ensure that residents have access to safe, affordable, and quality housing.


Assessment tool download is free. Call for information about community-specific workshops and assistance. 

Contact Information

Jon Wolseth, 515-509-0558,

Eric Christianson, 515-231-6513,