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Summary

  1. Education and Employment Readiness: Increase access and opportunities for children and adults of all ages in all demographic groups. 
  2. Housing and Transportation: Secure more low income, affordable housing, and reduce homelessness; provide easy access to low-cost transportation so central Iowans can get to work and school.
  3. Change: Place Based, System and Individual Change: Develop an equitable approach to address poverty based upon need as determined by zip code; address policy issues such as the cliff effect, and develop a centralized intake/collaborative model for workforce. Encourage individuals to get to know and appreciate neighbors and other community members.
  4. Food Security: In food insecure households, access to food is limited by a lack of money or other resources. For families to thrive in our community, healthy and nutritious food needs to be accessible and affordable.