November 30 is deadline to complete survey on local housing needs; more input needed from residents, commuters

The City of Waukon is 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 through a survey to help highlight housing needs from residents and people who travel to Waukon to work. November 30 is the deadline for the survey.

The City of Waukon would like to invite all residents to participate in the anonymous online survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be found at or can be accessed through the QR code included with this article at right.

For more information about the program, contact Waukon City Clerk Sarah Snitker at Waukon City Hall, 563-568-3492, ext. 3 or at