Notice of Intended Action

Disaster recovery housing program, 48.3, 48.9 to 48.13

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ARC 4723C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to disaster recovery housing program

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Economic Development Authority hereby proposes to amend Chapter 48, "Workforce Housing Tax Incentives Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 15.106A and 2019 Iowa Acts, House File 772, section 30.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 15.119 and 15.352 to 15.355.

Purpose and Summary

2019 Iowa Acts, House File 772, amends the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program and creates additional incentives for a new category of projects referred to as the Disaster Recovery Housing Program. This proposed rule making is intended to implement the Disaster Recovery Housing Program. This rule making amends the definition of a "small city," defines "disaster recovery housing project," establishes the eligibility requirements for tax incentives under the Disaster Recovery Housing Program, and describes the application process, the award process, and the administration of the disaster recovery housing tax incentives.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Authority for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 261—Chapter 199.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Authority no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 12, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Jennifer Klein

Economic Development Authority

200 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: 515.348.6144


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Emergency Rule Making Adopted by Reference

This proposed rule making is also published herein as an Adopted and Filed Emergency rule making (see ARC 4724C, IAB 10/23/19). The purpose of this Notice of Intended Action is to solicit public comment on that emergency rule making, whose subject matter is hereby adopted by reference.

Economic Development Authority

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 11/12/2019.

Official Document

  • Disaster recovery housing program, 48.3, 48.9 to 48.13
  • Published on 10/23/2019
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