Housing

HUD/Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Oskaloosa Municipal Housing Agency manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program as established by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), a separate agency.  For assistance, please call the Housing Agency office at 641-673-8361 or visit them on the downtown square at 108 1st Avenue East, Oskaloosa.

Municipal Housing Agency Contact Information

Marty Ryan, Executive Director
108 1st Avenue East
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Phone: 641.673.8361
Fax: 641.676.4226
Hours: 9 a.m. - Noon, 1 - 4 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Department Responsibilities

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. One of the key actions from that plan was an update to the 2012 Housing Needs Assessment. The 2017 Oskaloosa Housing Needs Assessment (PDF) was completed in May 2017.

The city of Oskaloosa has a number of tools to help encourage housing development in the community, namely:

  • Residential Tax Abatement
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Financial tools through the Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund:
    • Demolition Assistance
    • First Time Homebuyer Assistance
    • Upper Story Housing Life/Safety Improvement Assistance
    • Financial tools through the AHEAD Regional Housing Trust Fund

Questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at 641-673-9431.