COUNTY-WIDE HOUSING SURVEY FOR

DES MOINES COUNTY, IOWA


Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIRPC) and the Greater Burlington Partnership are preparing a County-Wide Housing Needs Assessment to determine both present and future housing needs in Des Moines County during the next five and 10 years. An important activity of the Assessment is to ask you, a local resident, about the housing needs of your Community and the County. Please complete the following Survey.

(Your responses will remain confidential).


Where do you reside?
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Gender
What is your current age?
Number of persons in your household?
Please indicate your household income range.

GENERAL HOUSING QUESTIONS

Which type of housing do you currently live in?
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Are you satisfied with your current housing situation?
If No, please explain.
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FOR RENTERS:

What are some of the issues or barriers you experience with obtaining affordable, suitable housing for your household? Please check all that apply.
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How much are you currently paying for your monthly rent?
What is the most your family could afford for monthly rent?

FOR OWNERS.

What are some of the issues or barriers you experience with obtaining affordable, suitable housing for your household? Please check all that apply.
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What is your monthly mortgage payment?
What is the most your family could afford for a home?

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT NEEDS.


Which of the following additional housing types are needed in your Community?

Single Family Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Rental Housing (General)
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Condominiums/Townhomes
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Duplex/Triplex Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Rehabilitation of Owner-occupied Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Rehabilitation of Renter-occupied Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Housing Choices for First-Time Homebuyers
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Independent/Group Home Housing for Persons with a Mental/Physical Disability
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Senior Independent Living Housing – Owner & Rental
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Licensed Assisted Living, with Specialized Services (i.e. health, food prep, recreation services, etc.)
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed

IF YOU CURRENTLY DESIRE TO CHANGE YOUR HOUSING SITUATION IN THE NEXT FIVE TO 10 YEARS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.

Are you planning to change your current housing situation in the next five or 10 years?
If Yes, why are you planning to change your current housing situation?
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Which of the following places in the County do you desire to rent or purchase a home?
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Which one of the following housing types are you most like to purchase?
How many bedrooms would your family need?

HOUSING PROGRAM FUNDING SUPPORT.

Do you support using State and/or Federal grant dollars to...

conduct an owner housing rehabilitation program?
conduct a renter housing rehabilitation program?
purchase and remove dilapidated houses to make affordable lots available for development?
secure State and/or Federal grant dollars to purchase, rehabilitate and resell vacant housing?
secure State and/or Federal grant dollars to provide down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers?

Do you support using local City or County dollars, or local Foundation dollars, to...

conduct an owner housing rehabilitation program?
conduct a renter housing rehabilitation program?
purchase and remove dilapidated houses to make affordable lots available for development?
secure State and/or Federal grant dollars to purchase, rehabilitate and resell vacant housing?
secure State and/or Federal grant dollars to provide down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers?
Would you support the creation of a Community or County-Wide Land Bank Program to purchase undeveloped and/or dilapidated properties for clean-up and resale to developers?

IF YOU ARE 55+ YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. IF NOT, PLEASE SKIP TO THE FINAL QUESTION.

If you are 55+ years of age, please rate the quality of the following Support Services for Seniors in your Community. (4 = Excellent, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Poor).

Case Management/Legal Aid
Cultural/Language Assistance
Continuing Education Opportunities
Employment Opportunities/Training
Adult Care Services
Health Services (Mental, Physical, etc.)
Food/Meals-On-Wheels
Home Health & Memory Care
Counseling Services
Aides for Disabilities
Home Repair/Rehabilitation Services
Transportation/Auto Repair
Finance Assistance/Management
Housing (Permanent, Transitional, etc.)
Law Enforcement
Senior Social & Recreation Activities
Emergency Transportation
Volunteer Opportunities
Specialized Services (Veteran, Homeless, etc.)
If you are 55+ years of age and plan to change your housing in five years, which of the following housing types would you be most interested in moving to? Check your top three (3).
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Please provide any additional comments regarding the future of housing in your Community.
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