The Daily Iowan

Local officials mull affordable housing, Rose Oaks

The Johnson County courthouse has scheduled a construction for a new entrance to the building. The Johnson courthouse has been a part of Iowa City since 1901. (The Daily Iowan/Glenn Sonnie Wooden)

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

April 26, 2016

Local leaders came together Monday afternoon to discuss some of the pressing issues in Johnson County. Various city councils and some school boards met with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Monday evening in City Hall for a joint entities meeting. City councilors from Iowa City, Lone Tree,...

Iowa City tries to aid Rose Oaks tenants

The Rose Oaks Apartments are shown on Monday, April 11, 2016. Conflict between tenants and the landlords have arisen amidst the eviction of tenants before their lease is up. (The Daily Iowan/Schmit)

Katelyn Weisbrod, [email protected]

April 14, 2016

After much confusion and frustration, Iowa City has provided $15,000 to assist a local charity in providing shelter for residents of Rose Oaks Apartments. The apartments, located on U.S. Highway 6, were home to around 400 mostly lower-income families. Only about 132 families remain after residents...

DITV: City Hall protests

DITV: City Hall protests

April 7, 2016

Last week, Rose Oaks Apartments announced a building-wide closing for repairs all next year, meaning all tenants must leave their apartments. Upset tenants protested outside a City Hall meeting Wednesday morning. Tenants talked, chanted, and held signs showing their passion to city officials about...

DITV: Rose Oaks apartments

DITV: Rose Oaks apartments

March 31, 2016

The Rose Oaks apartment complex, 2401 US-6, Iowa City, is kicking its tenants to the curb. The building needs major repairs from the ground up, forcing its current residents out. Early last week, current tenets received a letter from the complex explaining their plans. "Our goal is to go in there and replace al...