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Shawn Christ
Development Services Director

220 South Market Street
Oskaloosa, IA  52577

Housing Trust: 641-673-9431
HUD/Section 8 Housing: 641-673-8361

Housing Trust: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
HUD/Section 8 Housing: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 am - Noon
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 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 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
    • Financial tools through the AHEAD Regional Housing Trust Fund

If you are interested, please contact the Development Services Department at 641-673-9431.

For assistance with HUD/Section 8 Housing, call 641-673-8361.

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