Housing Authority


A public body, corporate and politic, was created known as the Municipal Housing Agency.

Membership and Term Length

A Board of Commissioners consisting of five members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to Council approval, for overlapping two-year terms. Commissioners shall be eligible for reappointment for two additional terms. The Mayor shall designate a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the Commissioners. 

The Commission shall adopt its own rules of procedure and shall keep a record of its proceedings. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to the necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the discharge of his or her duties. 

Current Members

MemberTerm End Date
Richard Roberts
James Nichols
Mary Swanson
Katrina Larson
Raymond Smith8/1/2024

Powers and Duties

The powers of the Municipal Housing Agency shall be exercised by the Board of Commissioners. The Municipal Housing Agency is authorized to transact business and exercise all municipal housing powers in accordance with the Iowa Code Chapter 403A.


The Commission may employ a director, technical experts and other agents and employees as may be necessary and the Commission shall prescribe their qualifications, duties and compensation.