LOGAN – City officials here are inviting residents to help shape Logan‘s future by participating in an online survey of community needs and housing concerns.
That survey can be found by going online to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PD99DVB.
“We are currently conducting a thorough community needs assessment survey for the years 2024 to 2028 as part of the Consolidated Plan process,” city officials said in a Facebook posting dated Nov. 6.
“We invite all interested individuals, organizations and agencies to participate by completing the online survey … Your input will inform and help shape community development, affordable housing and fair housing in the city for years to come.”
Specifically, the survey’s findings will be incorporated into Logan’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for 2024-2028 and the city’s 2024 Annual Action Plan.
Officials also say that those findings will help them update the city’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the Logan’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which is funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
As one of the executive departments of the U.S. government, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation’s communities and enforce fair housing laws.
The Logan survey is available in both English and Spanish. It will be open for responses until the end of January, officials say.
Officials says the survey is part of Logan’s effort to lend a helping hand to many of its citizens who experienced housing instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an easy way for residents to get involved in the political process and have a lasting impact.
Residents who respond to the community development will remain anonymous and the survey is expected to take only 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
The 27-question survey leads off with 10 typical demographic questions, asking respondents to identify their neighborhood, age group, income levels, race/ethnicity, preferred language and any disability that may apply.
The remainder of the survey probes choice of housing; reason for choice of housing; access to public transportation; housing rights and discrimination issues; plus other concerns.
City officials say that question or concerns about the Logan Community Development Survey can be directed to Chrysalis Research & Consulting by e-mail to [email protected].