Community invited to complete Workforce Housing Survey

Posted September 11, 2020 at 9:13 am     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePlanning and Land Use

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The joint New Hanover County/City of Wilmington Workforce Housing Advisory Committee has launched a comprehensive housing study and public opinion survey to help obtain additional information and inform efforts related to workforce housing needs and programs in our community.

The public is encouraged to complete the housing survey here.

“Access to quality, affordable housing for every single person in our community has been, and continues to be, a gap that we must address,” said Workforce Housing Advisory Committee Chair and community advocate Evelyn Adger (Bryant). “Housing is a foundational need and contributes to every person’s, every child’s overall health. It is so important that we get a better understanding of what the public’s perception of workforce and affordable housing is, and also get real data that will help inform our recommendations to the Board of Commissioners and City Council on programs and education that is needed to help our residents. If you live in New Hanover County, please take this housing survey and help us in our work.”

The survey will be open for the next two months and any resident in New Hanover County, including the City of Wilmington, can take the survey. It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Community groups, nonprofits, places of worship, businesses, and others are encouraged to share the housing survey to help ensure a diverse and high response rate.

The survey was developed by UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies in collaboration with the Workforce Housing Advisory Committee. A final report of both the public opinion survey and housing study is expected to be presented to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and Wilmington City Council in early 2021.

The survey can be accessed online at go.uncg.edu/nhresidentsurvey.

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