Logan City officials seeking residents’ input on community development survey

Logan officials encouraging residents to help shape Logan‘s future by participating in an online survey of community needs and housing concerns. That survey can be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PD99DVB (Image courtesy of HUD).

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].

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3 Comments

  • Logan City Couldn't Care Less What We Think November 8, 2023 at 7:09 am Reply

    Why does Logan City want our input? So they can continue to do the exact opposite from what we would like to see happen in Logan? We have repeatedly submitted input on these new unnecessary building projects and time and again we are ignored. Many people were/are against building the Center Street Project which has caused more traffic congestion and has wasted community resources on an expensively pointless project; Logan City rammed it through despite our concerns. These new high density housing projects have been shoved through despite our input; the mall project will be shoved through despite the unethical funding coming from our school districts to pay out of state developers to increase traffic congestion, crime, more vehicular/pedestrian accidents like we just saw once again with Shelley Crookston who got plowed down and killed while jogging on Monday. Logan City pretends like they want to know what our thoughts are so they can throw us in the trash and build whatever they wanted to anyway.

  • West side widow November 9, 2023 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I agree with the previous comment. I have never felt like Logan City really cares about what the citizens want or need. If they really are concerned with housing availability for our residents, they need to stop raising property taxes so that those of us who already have housing won’t lose it to taxes. When we are told that our property taxes are going to education, and then the money to build a new development that nobody wants is coming from the school funds, that is just dishonest and criminal. If the schools have the money to lend to a developer to build another apartment building in place of the mall, then that sounds like they didn’t need the money for education, and my taxes are going up for dishonest purposes. I am not going to vote for anybody who is holding a city or a county office right now. We need new people in our city government, and our county government, too.

    • Vote out the crooks November 10, 2023 at 10:10 am Reply

      Logan City residents need to take note of Tuesday’s events in Green Charter Township Michigan. The city council members had made a deal with the Chinese to bring a lithium battery plant to their town despite the concerns from the town’s residents. The residents voted every single council member out of office and changed the locks on the doors of city hall. We still have the power to exact change regardless of how dismal things may seem to be. We need to be unified against these crooks who have not and will not look out for us residents; their negligence and dishonesty has been shown to us time and time again. Erin Bennett would be a fantastic addition to the city council. She is a strong, educated, well-spoken individual who is committed to government accountability. A vote for Joe Needham would be a vote for Holly Daines as they are cut from the same cloth. Let’s get these crooks out of our government. We have no need for liars and cheats who have no interest in our well being.

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