Rural Housing Grant

Posted: January 4, 2024 | Updated: January 4, 2024

Community Survey on Housing Needs Announced


The City of Cresco has begun working with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on a program to help improve housing in the area.  The Rural Housing Readiness Assessment program, or RHRA, has been implemented in over 40 rural communities across Iowa and has won numerous awards for assisting communities in the development of housing action plans.

The program begins with a self-assessment of the community that collects relevant plans, studies, resolutions and ordinances.  As part of this assessment, input from the wider community is sought to help highlight housing needs from residents and people who travel to Cresco to work.  Feedback from the survey will assist the Housing Committee develop priorities in the city’s action plan.  Survey results will be included in the final report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, along with all of the presentation materials, a detailed action plan and relevant resources to support those efforts.


The City of Cresco would like to invite all residents to participate in the online survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.  The survey can be found


For more information about the program, please contact: Niki Hill at 563-547-3101