Rural Housing

An Examination of Rural Housing Development Programs, Issues and Strategies

With a Special Focus on Rural Indiana

A statewide team of Purdue Center for Regional Development and Community Development Extension staff conducted a study on national, state and local housing programs and/or policies intended to improve the availability and quality of rural housing. Valuable information was gathered on programs for state and local leaders and organizations to use in their communities to encourage expansion of market rate housing.

Focus group meetings were held with community members to obtain their input on housing issues in their county. The report and case studies profile the issues and challenges that were consistently expressed at the study sites. Strategies to consider for improving housing conditions in their local area were shared with local and state leaders.

Research Team

Dr. Bo Beaulieu
Assistant Director/Program Leader of the Extension Community Development Program
ljb@purdue.edu
765-494-7273

Melinda Grismer
Purdue Community and Regional Development Specialist
mgrismer@purdue.edu
765-496-6508

Elizabeth Dobis
Graduate Research Assistant
edobis@purdue.edu
765-494-7273

Tanya Hall
Purdue Extension Community Development Regional Educator
tjhall@purdue.edu
812-723-7107

Heather Strohm
Purdue Extension Community Development Regional Educator
strohmh@purdue.edu
812-232-4643

 

COMPLETE REPORT – OVERVIEW

Complete Reports for Indiana Counties

The case studies below provide a synopsis of the information collected at each county that served as the host site for one or more of the focus group meetings. Each county report includes a data profile of the county’s housing landscape and briefly showcases the participants’ perceptions of the local housing situation, specifically the homeowner and rental markets and other factors at play with regard to the quality and stock of local housing.

Daviess Putnam Wabash
Dearborn Rush Washington
Jasper

 

Partners & Sponsors

Center for Regional DevelopmentOffice of Community Rural Affairs


To learn more about Purdue’s Rural Housing Study, contact:

bo-beaulieu

Bo Beaulieu

Purdue Extension Educator, Assistant Director/Program Leader of the Extension Community Development Program

ljb@purdue.edu
765-494-7273

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