Iowa Foreclosure Data Going Online


The Iowa Department of Justice has awarded a grant to the Housing and Land Use Policy Program to make Iowa foreclosure data from 2006 through 2015 available online, starting in January 2013. This is the first time this data will be available at no charge to Iowa residents, nonprofit organizations and local governments. The data will be presented in a mapping format, allowing viewers to select and study the number of foreclosure events on a county and statewide basis.

In addition, Housing Policy staff will prepare and post quarterly reports analyzing foreclosure trends throughout the state. While the worst of the foreclosure crisis is over, more than 9,000 residential loans in Iowa entered foreclosure in the second quarter of 2012. That indicates that a substantial number of Iowans are still at risk of losing their homes.