Iowa Foreclosure Data Accessible Online


The Housing and Land Use Policy Program, working collaboratively with the Iowa Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office has created an interactive map that provides state and county-level foreclosure event trends for each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Users can study the number of foreclosure events by annual quarter by selecting a statewide view or particular county on the Iowa map. This is the first time this data has been made available at no cost to the public.

The Iowa Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General awarded the Housing and Land Use Policy Program a grant to make Iowa’s foreclosure data from 2006-2015 accessible online.

Attorney General Tom Miller believes that “this interactive map is a great tool for those who monitor and study foreclosure trends. It’s also informative for anyone who wants to know how the foreclosure crisis has impacted their county or other counties. It really puts Iowa’s foreclosure problem into perspective.”

Housing Policy researchers will also prepare and post quarterly reports analyzing foreclosure trends throughout the state, starting in early 2013. Although the worst of the foreclosure crisis is over, there were 9000 homes in some stage of foreclosure in Q2 of 2012. 

The data was collected from RealtyTrac, which "collects and aggregates foreclosure data from more than 2,200 counties, covering more than 90 percent of U.S. households." Funding for the project was the result of Iowa Atty. Gen. Miller's pursuit of the $25 billion national joint federal-state accord over mortgage foreclosure abuses and fraud and unacceptable nationwide mortgage servicing practices.