The Development Services Department is responsible for working with builders, developers, and property owners to continually improve and expand the housing stock in Oskaloosa. The Oskaloosa City Council approved a 2015 Housing Action Plan (PDF) that has set the policy-level direction for housing in the community. The 2017 Oskaloosa Housing Needs Assessment (PDF) was completed in May 2017. An update is tentatively scheduled for 2022-2023. Links to other housing studies and associated documents are listed below.
The city of Oskaloosa has a number of tools to help encourage housing development in the community, namely: