Greensboro Launches Online Survey To Assess Affordable Housing Needs

Greensboro Launches Online Survey To Assess Affordable Housing Needs

6:20am Jan 24, 2020
Greensboro leaders are focusing on four housing-related areas to address needs in the community. KERI BROWN/WFDD

City leaders in Greensboro are working on a 10-year affordable housing plan. They want to hear what residents have to say through an online survey.

For the past several months, the city’s Neighborhood Development staff has been engaging with residents on housing needs. They identified four focus areas: affordable rental housing, neighborhood revitalization, affordable homeownership and supportive housing for vulnerable populations.

They’re asking the community to help prioritize the categories. That information will be used to develop the city’s ten-year affordable housing plan called Housing GSO.

Caitlin Bowers is leading the effort and says they hope to get responses from as many people as possible.

“This will not only allow us to receive the vital community input to know what Greensboro residents really want, and need, and perceive, but it’s also a way for us to continue to educate the Greensboro community around the current housing needs.”

The survey will be available through February 12. Bowers says funding for the improvements will come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local housing bonds approved by voters in 2016.

Greensboro City Council will have to approve the final plan. It’s expected to be released to the public in April.

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