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 1079) when it passed the bill on Monday, so the Senate had to approve the […]
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 to invalidating existing ordinances, SF 252 (formerly SSB 1079) would also prohibit any local government […]
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 document was a back and forth concerning the Iowa Freedom Riders’ demands with regard to […]
Cedar Rapids residents will have an opportunity at an open house on Wednesday to offer their input on the city’s housing needs and what community services the city should offer to help people overcome barriers to affordable housing. […]
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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.
Looking for a way to celebrate National Women Build Week (Apr. 30 – May 8)? You can sign up for volunteer slots at Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity’s eighth Women Build, named in honor of Pat Heiden, in Iowa City. Slots are still open for Thursday and Friday work times. Volunteers must be 16 or older, […]