Kris Saddoris didn’t need nudged to describe the pushback she’s experienced over the years about proposals to build affordable housing in Central Iowa neighborhoods.
Saddoris, who was on a recent Polk County Housing Trust Fund affordable housing panel, described how elected officials frequently prefer asking questions about proposed housing projects away from the spotlight.
“They aren’t going to ask questions with a TV camera rolling,” said Saddoris, who was named the 2023 Iowa State University Ivy College of Business Real Estate Professional of the Year by the Business Record.
The questions she gets asked away from the spotlight? Who are “those” people that will be living in the residential projects with affordable rents, she said.
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