Gov. Terry Branstad is encouraging Iowans to attend one of eight public meetings to discuss housing needs across the state.

The meetings are sponsored by the Iowa Finance Authority and RDG Planning & Design. 

"The results of this study will provide the information needed to assist the Iowa Finance Authority and our housing partners throughout the state to most effectively advance affordable housing for Iowans for many generations to come," said Dave Jamison, executive director of the Iowa Finance Authority, in a release.

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