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The project logo Housing Needs Survey

The project logo Housing Needs Survey

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation is developing its five-year strategy and plan for the department’s federally-funded programs to create affordable housing opportunities, address homelessness and provide home rehabilitation assistance for low- to moderate-income households.

The department is seeking input from the community to help identify critical housing and neighborhood preservation needs and issues in Virginia Beach. Your feedback will guide the strategy and priorities for the City’s housing programs over the next five years. 

Responses are anonymous.

Deadline for input: Jan. 24, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your input.

What type of housing do you live in?
Single-family detached
Condo
Townhome
Mobile/manufactured home
Apartment
I'm currently homeless
Other
Closed to responses
Do you currently own or rent your home?
Own
Rent
Closed to responses
Roughly how many years have you owned or rented your home?
Less than a year
1 - 5 years
6 - 12 years
13 - 20 years
21 - 30 years
More than 30 years
I'm not sure
Closed to responses
What year was your home built?
Before 1950
1950 – 1959
1960 – 1969
1970 – 1979
1980 – 1989
1990 – 1999
2000 – 2009
2010 and later
I’m not sure
Not applicable
Closed to responses
How many people live in your home?
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
More than 8
Closed to responses
What is the approximate total yearly income of everyone who lives in your home?
Under $10,000
$10,000 - $19,999
$20,000 - $39,999
$40,000 - $59,999
$60,000 - $79,999
$80,000 - $99,999
$100,000 - $124,999
$125,000 - $149,999
$150,000 - $174,999
$175,000 or more
I'm not sure
Prefer not to say
Closed to responses
About what percentage of your total yearly household income do you spend on housing costs?
Less than 30%
30% - 50%
More than 50%
I’m not sure
Closed to responses
Why did you select your neighborhood? Choose all that apply.
Location, location, location
Convenience nearby
Price
Historic
Desirable schools
Safety
Design of the home
New construction
Other
Closed to responses
What worries you about the future of your neighborhood? Choose all that apply.
Decreasing property value
Rent increases
Crime
Lack of community
Flooding
Increase of rental properties
Deteriorating infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, parks, etc.)
Other
Closed to responses
What do you feel are the three most important things that make a neighborhood great?
Community participation
Safety
Attractiveness (no blight)
Close to schools
Sidewalks and bike paths
Close to public transportation
Parks
Affordability
Diversity
Other
Closed to responses
How satisfied are you with the condition and upkeep of homes in your neighborhood?
Very satisfied
Satisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Closed to responses
How satisfied are you with enforcement of property maintenance rules in your neighborhood?
Very satisfied
Satisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Closed to responses
What are the top three housing-related challenges or problems you experience/observe in your family, community or work?
Cost of housing/rent
Neighborhood safety
Repair/maintenance
Availability of housing options
Flooding
Housing discrimination
Homelessness
Unkempt homes and properties
Other
Closed to responses
What types of housing assistance have you needed in the past year? Choose all that apply.
Home repair
Security deposit assistance
Mortgage assistance
Utility/utility deposit assistance
Assistance finding affordable housing
Rent payment assistance
Homeless services
Have not needed housing assistance in the past year
Other
Closed to responses
What types of housing assistance have you received from the City of Virginia Beach Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation? Please choose all that apply.
Home repair assistance
Security deposit assistance
Rental inspection
Utility deposit assistance
Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 assistance
Homeless services
Optional relocation
I have not received housing assistance from the department
I’m not sure
Other
Closed to responses
Given your own needs, how satisfied are you with the overall choices for housing in the City of Virginia Beach?
Very satisfied
Satisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Closed to responses
As you think about vulnerable populations (e.g. the homeless, elderly and disabled), what types of assistance do you feel would be most impactful to address their housing needs? Choose all that apply.
Utility assistance
Mortgage assistance
Security deposit assistance
Rent payment assistance
Assistance for home repair/maintenance
More housing options
Employment assistance
I'm not sure
Other
Closed to responses
What is your age?
Less than 18 years of age
18 – 24
25 – 34
35 – 44
45 – 54
55 – 64
64 – 74
75 or older
Closed to responses
Are you currently receiving services at the Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center?
Yes
No
Closed to responses
Have you ever called the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline (757-227-5932)?
Yes
No
Closed to responses