State park staff would get eviction reprieve under Iowa budget proposal
BPC Staff Mar 24, 2022 | 7:53 pm
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Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa state park rangers who had been told they have to move out of state-owned housing in the parks by Nov. 30 would get an eviction extension to at least 2024 under a budget approved Wednesday by the Iowa House. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources told rangers in November they had a year to move out of houses in 26 state parks, citing as a primary factor the nearly $1 million cost of repairing the houses, some of which were built in the 1930s. The Agriculture and Natural Resources budget approved Wednesday is intended to give park staff longer to find suitable housing outside state parks. It gives them until “at least July 1, 2024” to remain in the state-owned housing.