Housing Development

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. 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:

Housing Studies, Demographics, & Related Documents