Polk County Housing Trust Fund
This report provides a snapshot of housing affordability and housing conditions in Polk County, Iowa in 2014. The data in this report are based on a randomized, county-‐‐wide survey that was delivered via mail to 3,697 households in Polk County in 2013 and 2014. We received a total of 531 survey responses, giving us a maximum confidence interval of (±4.27) with 95% confidence.
The primary purpose of the survey was to create a baseline measurement of housing affordability in Polk County. The survey instrument for this study consisted of 19 questions that covered basic demographics, housing costs and tenure, and satisfaction with current housing.