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2014 Housing Affordability Survey Results: Polk County, Ia, Jane M. Rongerude, Eric Christianson Jun 2014

2014 Housing Affordability Survey Results: Polk County, Ia, Jane M. Rongerude, Eric Christianson

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This report provides a snapshot of housing affordability and housing conditions in Polk County, Iowa in 2014. The data in this report are based on a randomized, county-‐‐wide survey that was delivered via mail to 3,697 households in Polk County in 2013 and 2014. We received a total of 531 survey responses, giving us a maximum confidence interval of (±4.27) with 95% confidence.

The primary purpose of the survey was to create a baseline measurement of housing affordability in Polk County. The survey instrument for this study consisted of 19 questions that covered basic demographics, housing costs ...


A Study Of The Rental Housing Demand In Polk County, Iowa, Biswa Das Jun 2014

A Study Of The Rental Housing Demand In Polk County, Iowa, Biswa Das

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Understanding the demand for housing is complex and requires a multidisciplinary understanding and conceptual framework to fully grasp the factors that drive home consumer behavior. Based on the choices individuals and households make about housing, it not only impacts and in many ways defines them, but it also has social and fiscal implications for society at large. Availability of adequate and affordable housing, to own and rent, not only impact the quality of life in a community but also provides a distinct identity to the place. Further, lack of housing not only makes a community less attractive, it also limits ...


A Model To Calculate The Supply Of Affordable Housing In Polk County, Jiangping Zhou, Matthew M. Brooks May 2014

A Model To Calculate The Supply Of Affordable Housing In Polk County, Jiangping Zhou, Matthew M. Brooks

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This report provides an estimate of the existing affordable housing supply in Polk County at this moment in time using the best available secondary data. This paper ultimately used the traditional measurement of housing affordability: households spending no more that 30% of their income on rent and housing-related costs. However, the study did consider using both the Residual Income approach proposed my Michael Stone and the transportation + housing Index development by the Center for Neighborhood Technology.