23 Jul HAND is looking for feedback on housing!
Hamilton County residents, workers invited to take survey on housing needs
Anyone who lives or works in Hamilton County is invited to share their thoughts on local housing needs by completing an online survey available by clicking here. The multiple-choice questionnaire, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, will be available online through Aug. 3.
Results from the survey will be incorporated into the 2018 Hamilton County Housing Needs Assessment, a data-based analysis that is conducted every five years. HAND Inc. and other organizations use the study to ensure existing and planned housing programs are aligned with community needs.
A researcher from Novogradac & Co., a national accounting and consulting firm that is conducting the study, led six public input sessions throughout the county last week to hear from local stakeholders. About 65 people attended at least one of the meetings.
Results from the study will be unveiled at HAND’s annual sustainable housing conference on Sept. 21.
The 2018 Housing Needs Assessment is funded by grants from The Legacy Fund, Duke Energy Foundation and the Noblesville Housing Authority. The report is required of communities that receive federal Community Development Block Grant funding in order to determine local needs.
Founded as Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development in 2003, HAND has developed seven affordable rental communities throughout Hamilton County, leasing a total of 106 units to low-income individuals and families. This year, it also acquired 17 duplexes in Lebanon, extending its reach to nearby Boone County. Its mission is to be a leader in promoting prosperity and diversity in its communities by providing quality housing opportunities.
Contact: Jennifer Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-674-8108