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Watch: Interview with Sara Terry, director of ‘A Decent Home’

The new documentary A Decent Home tells the story of mobile home park residents, including those in North Liberty’s Golfview, as they try to preserve their communities and their homes after the parks are bought by private equity funds and […]

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Affordable housing, art and excellent tacos: Angie Jordan is leading efforts to build up Iowa City’s South District

Angie Jordan believes every neighborhood has doers. But Iowa City’s South District is chock full of them. “This is a daily grind,” said Jordan, president of the South District Neighborhood Association. “This isn’t something one person did or one organization […]

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A Des Moines furniture bank needs volunteers to continue helping families start over

Coming out of COVID, more families than ever are looking to start over and get the assistance they need to thrive. The FreeStore is a Des Moines furniture bank helping locals leaving domestic violence housing (temporary or intermediate) and other […]

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For Sudanese immigrants in Iowa City, visiting home is a long, expensive and all too rare privilege

When Dalia Musa moved to the United States, her youngest child was in the second grade. Musa, a mother of three, emigrated from Sudan in 2013. By the time her family traveled back to Sudan, her children were high schoolers. […]

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HUD may sue Iowa if bill allowing landlords to discriminate against federal housing aid recipients is signed into law

The Iowa Senate passed a bill allowing landlords to discriminate against anyone receiving federal housing assistance on Wednesday. The Senate had previously passed the bill on a party-line vote, but Republicans in the Iowa House amended SF 252 (formerly SSB […]

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Iowa House passes bill allowing landlords to discriminate against people receiving federal housing assistance

On Monday, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill already approved by the Senate, which would overturn ordinances in Iowa City, Marion and Des Moines that prevent landlords from discriminating against people who receive federal housing assistance. In addition […]

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Op-ed: Yes, there is a housing crisis in Iowa City, and it includes downtown

By Nicholas Theisen, Iowa City On June 16 of this year, the Iowa City Council passed a 17-point resolution “addressing the Black Lives Matter Movement and Systemic Racism,” to much fanfare. Buried within the rather chaotic discussion that produced this […]

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Your Village: What’s happening on the lot next to Big Grove Brewery and Taproom?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. […]

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Letter to the editor: The Iowa City Council is halting valuable housing projects because they don’t like tall buildings

The Core 4 of the Iowa City Council have indicated a potentially major shift for the future of development in Riverfront Crossings. There are processes and regulations in place to guide P&Z and the council when considering height bonuses. These are, and should be, totally separate from the rezoning process. While it was appropriate for the council to communicate concerns about height to the developer at this stage, there was no reason to not move forward with the rezoning.
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