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Housing Needs Assessment Sample Template This Housing Needs Assessment Sample Template is intended to assist community groups determine the need for affordable housing within their cities, towns, counties, or regions. This assessment is a tool for collecting, organizing and analyzing information specific to the defined geographic region. The housing needs assessment focuses on the need for:  Rental housing  Housing for homeownership  Housing for seniors  Special needs housing Before initiating a Housing Needs Assessment, it is greatly encouraged that you contact the local municipality and/or county community development office to secure information from their Community Housing Improvement Strategy. There is much local housing information included in this comprehensive planning tool. Communities conduct housing needs assessments for many reasons, but many communities or housing organizations complete the assessments to secure information pertaining to:  Affordability of local housing  Assuring a wide-array of housing options  Do special needs and elderly populations have adequate housing options  Determine what issues regarding substandard, condemned, undesirable living conditions need to be addressed  Are housing options available to promote local economic growth Possible uses of housing needs assessment  Basis for economic development efforts  Basis for new or amended housing/community development legislation  Compliance with federal or state (legislative) requirements  Defining budget priorities (resource allocation)  Description of housing situations/problems  Developing intervention strategies  Evaluation  Fund raising for local housing efforts  Housing advocacy and community awareness  Housing data base development  Housing information and referral  Planning for decision making

Planning process for completion of a needs assessment. Step 1 – Initiate the process: develop an inclusive list of participants from which to select housing task force members. Plan for community awareness and involvement via local media, housing tours, and public hearings. Identify and commit resources to process. Step 2 – Identify the problem: utilize quantitative and qualitative data to describe the housing concerns in the community. ** Complete SWOT discussion method used in strategic planning to identify a community’s STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, investment OPPORTUNITIES, and competitive THREATS related to housing issues. Step 3 – Develop the community housing profile: assemble population and housing data, housing demand, changes in the local inventory. ** Profile – market area; demographic characteristics; economic factors; supply side; political-legal environment; housing delivery system; local/state resources; Step 4 – Assess local housing needs: select research methodologies to collect data on housing needs and conditions of specific populations or neighborhoods. Remember if not surveying the entire population – then a sample population must be random and everyone must have had an equal chance of being selected ** Local research assessment – windshield surveys – leave housing surveys on windshields to secure community input; choose outlying housing, survey ethnically diverse populations/areas ** Obtain local housing, health, fire code inspection reports; check on utility disconnections for additional information ** Survey for-sale and rental prices in “want-ads” for 4-6 weeks – compare size, amenities, affordability gaps, etc. Send surveys to rental landlords/property managers or real estate agents ** Utilize realtor’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) books to analyze all for-sale units or just those within certain price level Step 5 – Set public policy goals and objectives: given political and economic situations in the community, select and finalize broad goals to be accomplished. Step 6 – Prepare community housing strategies and action plans: state accomplishments to be achieved, prepare housing strategies and action plans within the context of wider community and economic development initiatives. Step 7 – Implement, monitor and evaluate progress: present the strategies to obtain favorable public opinion. How to Establish/Identify the Problem – to convince people that a housing affordability problem exists in the community, find and distribute answers to the following questions that can indicate trends in your community. 1. What is the situation or condition of people or their environment that is seen as undesirable (e.g., homelessness, lack of affordable housing, substandard dwellings, etc.)? 2. Who suffers from the problem? 3. Who gains from the problem? 4. Who defines it as a problem?

5. Who does not define it as a problem? 6. What is the cause of the problem 7. What are the current programs dealing with the problem? 8. What would be the consequences of discontinuing these programs? 9. What are the forces and against closing the gap between needs and resources? 10. Do available data and informed opinion indicate that local housing prices or rents are higher than those in comparable towns? 11. Are local vacancy rates for rental and owner-occupied housing unusually low? Are enough new affordable housing units being built to meet near-term demands? 12. Do employers report problems finding qualified personnel partly because of high housing costs? Have economic development efforts been stalled by concern about housing costs or inadequate housing for workers? 13. Have employees of the local government and public schools chosen not to live in the community where they are employed because of housing shortages or high costs? 14. Have local families found that their young adult children are unable to live in the community or are forced to continue living at home because housing costs are too high? 15. Do local social service organizations report increased challenges in finding housing for lower-income people and those with disabilities? 16. What are the ratios of local median household and family incomes to average new or used home sale prices? 17. How many homeless people are evident on local streets, in cars, or rumored to be doubled up with friends and relatives? 18. What is the condition of the older rental housing stock? 19. How much have land and site improvement costs risen in the past two decades? Who pays for the infrastructures in new housing developments? 20. Is affordable financing available for first-time homebuyers and rental housing investors? Public policies that affect housing:  Zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations  Permitting processes and development fees  Building and accessibility codes  Housing occupancy/conservation/safe building codes  Taxes (property, income, sales, etc.)  Rent control  Fair/open housing ordinances Evaluating Local Neighborhood Conditions (walk around neighborhood to evaluate):  Are sidewalks in good condition?  Entry steps should be sound, with handrails if more than four steps are present.  Porch floor should be even and sound, without decayed wood, holes, or loose boards.  Entry/stairs should have an exterior light.

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Storm doors and windows, plus insect screens should be in place. Door/window frames should be in good condition and weather tight; no cracked broken, or missing glass. Chimney should be structurally safe with no missing mortar or bricks. Roof: no missing shingles or other defects that might admit rain or snow. Structural lines (roof ridge, walls) should be straight, level, and plumb, with no sags, bulges or bows. Exterior walls/siding should be without holes, breaks or loose/rotting timbers that might admit rain or dampness. Gutters and downspouts should carry water and snowmelt to the ground without touching the house or creating puddles or icy patches next to the foundation. Exterior paint should not be peeling, chipped, or flaked. Foundation walls should have no cracks wider than ¼ inch. Accessory structures (garages/sheds) should be structurally sound and in good repair. Garbage and trash should be kept in closed containers; no accumulation of rubbish or other sanitary hazards. Landscaping: well maintained, with no excessive weeds or tall grass. Is off-street parking available in places other than lawns available?

Sample local strategies to implement National Affordable Housing Act Goals Implementation Strategies Local Government
Increase Homeownership Retain Affordable Housing Extend / Strengthen Housing Partnerships Expand Rental Assistance for VeryLow Income Increase Housing for Special Needs Groups

1. Locate housing consistent with regional growth/economic development policies. 2. Develop inter-governmental cooperative agreements for housing delivery. 3. Develop local housing plans/seek funding consistent with CHIS, CHAS, ConPlan, etc. 4. Encourage citizen participation in the housing planning process. 5. Develop public/private partnerships including nonprofit agencies to address housing needs holistically. 6. Support creation/operation of Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). 7. Use Community Development Block Grant funds for housing programs. 8. Exempt lower income developments for growth/utility controls, property taxes. 9. Provide technical assistance to nonprofit housing developers. 10. Disperse minority/lower income housing according to Affirmative Marketing Plan. 11. Promote fair and open housing. 12. Encourage and monitor local lenders’ Community Reinvestment Act activities. 13. Cooperate with lenders in

developing housing funding strategies. 14. Examine state legislation and local regulations for impact on housing costs. 15. Develop affordable housing project and site selection criteria. 16. Develop local policies to reduce housing costs. 17. Promote private (re)investment in declining neighborhoods. 18. Enforce housing codes in declining areas. 19. Require rental-housing conformance with local housing codes. 20. Assist small landlords in securing rehabilitation funds. Local Housing Agencies/ Organizations 1. Conduct local area-wide housing surveys. 2. Utilize a variety of housing assistance programs to develop and manage housing for very low-income people. 3. Vary housing types to meet the needs of special populations. 4. Publish guide to assisted housing. 5. Identify known legal barriers to housing choice. 6. Identify and assist lower income housing developments in threat of default.

Sample Needs, Goals, and Strategies: Need Goal Preservation: Code enforcement/rehabilitation
___ structures or 5% of the housing in the City, are substandard, based on the Housing Needs Assessment or ___. To reduce the number of substandard structures from 5% of the total housing stock to less than 1% by 20__.


$____ (local funds)

Increase housing code compliances by __ units in FY__ and by units in FY __, for a total of ___ units/year. Concentrate increased inspections in Census Tract Numbers ____. Fund __ owner rehabilitations and __ rental rehabilitations per year, for a total of __/year. Implement changes to City Housing Code to strengthen preservation efforts and provide disincentives to owners whose properties do not comply. Changes shall include: 1. Civil penalties, 2. Quicker action on unsafe buildings, and 3. Insulation requirements Implement housing code enforcement program of “spot condemnation” and acquisition of ___ vacant/boarded-up, substandard units (to be identified via utility disconnect records) for rehabilitation and resale to low-income residents.

$____ (CDBG & HOME funds)

$____ (local funds)

$ ____ (CDBG funds)

Community Rental Housing Market Survey Questionnaire ___ (City or County Name) is experiencing important housing and economic changes. Yet we don’t know exactly what our community’s housing needs are. Conducted by ___ (Housing Task Force Name, etc.), this survey is designed to identify the housing needs in this area so that our leaders can develop housing policies and programs that focus first on our most serious issues. Please feel free to use the space in the margins to make additional comments. Your ideas are important and will be read and taken into account. Thank you for your help. Please return the questionnaire to: Name Address City, State Zip Instructions to owner/landlord/manager: complete one form for each development or structure you own or manage. Name: Address of property: Owner’s/agent’s name: Phone: Address: Type of structure (check one): mobile/manufactured home single-family detached house duplex, tri-plex, or four-plex building with 5-9 apartments building with 10 or more apartments other, explain: Building accessibility (check all that apply): one or fewer steps to building entrance two or more steps to building entrance one-story building two- or more story building without elevator two- or more story building with elevator Wheelchair accessibility (check all that apply): building entry door has at least 32 inches clear passage each apartment entry door has at least 32 inches clear passage each kitchen door or opening has at least 32 inches clear passage at least one bathroom per unit has a door with at least 32 inches clear Number of units rent amount furnished? Utilities included? # or Units Monthly Furnished Heat Lights Water/ A/C by Rent Included Included Sewer Included Bedroom Included Size ____ $ yes yes yes yes yes Efficiency no no no no no ____ 1-BR $ yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no ____ 2-BR $ yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no

____ 3-BR $

yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no ____ 4-BR $ yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no ____ 5-BR $ yes yes yes yes yes no no no no no How many of the above units were vacant on __________ (date)? ____ efficiencies ____ 1-BR ____ 2-BR ____ 3-BR ____ 4-BR ____ 5-BR Has there been a change in typical rents over the last two years? ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

Sample Community Introductory/Cover Letter to Accompany the Survey Dear ____, Today, our community faces a challenge to provide both jobs and affordable housing for you. To obtain the information necessary to develop policies and programs for ___ (town name), we are studying local housing needs and all factors that affect the availability of housing in this area. You are part of a (random) sample of people who live or work in ___ and whose opinions are important to describing our housing situation. To assure that the attitudes and experiences of all local residents and employees are represented, it is very important that each questionnaire be completed and returned. We have assigned each survey an identification number so that we can process the questionnaire when it returns. No names or addresses will be placed on the surveys or used in our housing report. When the housing needs assessment is completed, we will be happy to share the results with you. You may receive a summary of our report by writing, “Copy of Results Requested” on the back of the return envelope, and printing your name and address below it. Please do not put this information on the survey itself. If you have questions, feel free to write or call ___ (name, title) during business hours. Thank you so much for your help.

Sample Resident Questionnaire ___ (City or County Name) is experiencing important housing and economic changes. Yet we don’t know exactly what our community’s housing needs are. Conducted by ___ (Housing Task Force Name, etc.), this survey is designed to identify the housing concerns of residents in this area so that our leaders can develop housing policies and programs that focus first on our most serious issues. Please feel free to use the space in the margins to make additional comments. Your ideas are important and will be read and taken into account. Thank you for your help. Please return the questionnaire to: Name Address City, State Zip Instructions: To determine the housing situation in ___, we need information about your housing experience, adequacy, affordability, and assistance and support service needs. For each question, please fill in the blank and check the one that describes your situation or opinion. Housing Experience Which best describes the building you live in? mobile or manufactured home on its own lot mobile or manufactured home in a mobile home park one-family house detached from any other house townhouse (one-family house attached to one or more houses) duplex, triplex, or four-plex building with 5-9 apartments building with 10-19 apartments building with 20 or more apartments other (explain): Is your dwelling? owned by someone in this household buying it with a mortgage or loan owned by someone in this household free and clear (paid for) rented for cash rent occupied rent-free without payment of cash rent How long have you lived in this home? _____ number of years (if less than one, write number of months here _____) About when was your home first built? 2000 – present 1960 – 1969 1920 - 1929 1990 – 1999 1950 – 1959 1910 - 1919 1980 – 1989 1940 – 1949 1900 - 1909 1970 – 1979 1930 – 1939 prior to 1900

Are you employed outside your city of residence? no yes IF YES, - where do you live? ________________________________ (town/county) - how many miles do you drive round trip each day to your job? ______ miles Have you experienced any of the following difficulties in housing yourself or your family? (check all that apply) shortage of affordable rental housing limited number of affordable homes for sale available, affordable homes are poor quality or too small don’t have enough money for required downpayment on a home can’t qualify for a mortgage at today’s interest rates and home prices trouble qualifying for home financing because of credit rating finding housing that is both accessible for my disability and affordable other, explain: If you marked any of the above, which one was the most important problem: In looking for a place to live, do you think you may have been discriminated against for any reason? no yes If yes, why do you think you may have been discriminated against? (mark all that apply) race I/we are receiving public assistance ethnic status sexuality income level disability of self/family member my children were not welcome religious beliefs other, explain: Housing Adequacy Overall, how do you feel about your present housing situation? very satisfied satisfied neither satisfied nor dissatisfied dissatisfied very dissatisfied How many rooms does your house or apartment have? Include the kitchen, but do not count bathrooms, halls, foyers, balconies, porches, unfinished basement rooms, or halfrooms. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 or more How many bedrooms are in your home? 1 2 3 4 5 or more For your family, is the size of your home or apartment? just right a little too small a lot too small a little too large a lot too large

Does your home have: (mark all that apply) cold, piped water hot, piped water flush toilet(s) a tub and/or a shower connection to public/city sewer connection to septic tank or cesspool connection to public/city water a well with safe water supply complete kitchen facilities (range, refrigerator, and sink) Does your home have: (mark all that apply) at least one entry with only one or no steps entrance(s) with more than one step ramped entrance instead of or in addition to steps front door wide enough for wheelchair passage (at least 32” clear passage) bathroom door wide enough for wheelchair passage (at least 32” clear) room to maneuver a wheelchair in the bathroom room to maneuver a wheelchair in the kitchen grab rails near the tub or shower grab rails near the toilet Please rate the following aspects of your living environment: (mark box)
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor

House structural condition Exterior appearance of home Yard/lot size Adequate heating Sanitation and safety Security from crime Quality of neighborhood Distance from work Occupancy costs Which one best describes the condition of your home? excellent, no repairs needed good, only a few minor repairs needed adequate, needs many, but mostly minor repairs poor, needs major repairs very poor, needs to be torn down

Do you agree that this community has any of the following housing problems? Disagree Agree Definitely Don’t (Not a (Minor Agree (A Know Problem) Problem) Major Problem) Enough different dwelling types Enough affordable homes for sale Enough affordable rental units Enough subsidized/assisted housing Enough housing for the elderly Too much poor, dilapidated housing Too much vacant/abandoned housing Do you feel that city or county funds should be spent to address the above problems? yes no don’t know Would you say that it is difficult for the following people to find appropriate and affordable housing your community: Not Somewhat Very Difficult Difficult Difficult Married couples without children Married couples with children Single parents with children Single persons living alone People with disabilities Older people aged 55-79 Older people aged 80+ What types of housing should this community encourage more of (circle all that apply) and note whether each should be rental and/or owned) Rental Homeownership Subsidized housing for low-income elderly Subsidized housing for low-income non-elderly Accessible/adaptable housing for disabled Mobile/manufactured homes in mobile home parks Mobile/manufactured homes on individual house lots None of the above – adequate housing is available

Are you sharing housing with someone else because you have to in order to afford it? no yes If housing that better suits your needs was available, how would you feel about moving or selling your home? no desire to move/sell would like to move/sell definitely want to move/sell definitely expect to move/sell definitely plan to move/sell During the past year, did you try to find better or more affordable housing? no tried, but not very hard tried moderately hard tried very hard If able to move to other housing you could afford, would you prefer to rent own other, explain: _______________________________________________________ If you were able to move to other housing, would you consider the following options?
Definitely Not Probably Not Not Sure Probably Yes Definitely Yes

Sharing a home with a non-related person/family Buy a mobile home located in a rented space in a park on my own lot Buy a mobile home and place Buy a duplex and rent out ½ Buy a single-family home Buy a townhouse (shares side walls with next house) Rent in a duplex Rent in a tri- or four-plex Rent a single-family house Rent an apartment in building with 5+ units If you rent, please answer these questions: Why do you choose to rent? (mark all that apply) planning to stay a short time little or no upkeep required can’t afford to buy a home other, explain: _____________________________________________________

Was a security deposit required when you moved into this unit? yes, specify the amount $ ______ no Are you interested in buying a home? yes no If yes, what is your affordable price range? $ _____________ If yes, would a 10% down payment on a home in that range be a problem? no yes If you OWN (including mobile home owners who rent lot space), please answer these questions: Is this house a part of: condominium housing cooperative neither How much do you think this house or condominium unit would sell for if it were for sale? less than $25,000 $25,001 - $50,000 $50,001 - $75,000 $75,001 - $100,000 $100,001 - $125,000 $125,001 - $150,000 $150,001 - $175,000 $175,001 - $200,000 $200,000 or more About how much is the monthly first mortgage payment (principal, interest, homeowners’ insurance, and real estate taxes)? If the mortgage is paid off, please write Zero $0.00 $________________ If not included in the house payment, how much is the average total monthly cost for heat, electricity, and water/sewer? $________________ Do any of the following conditions interfere with the daily activities of anyone in your household? (mark all that apply) physical disability developmental disability such as mental retardation mental health/emotional problems alcohol or drug dependence HIV/AIDS

Does any adult or child in your home have a physical, mental or other health condition lasting for six months or more that? (mark all that apply) interferences with ability to care for personal needs (bathing, dressing) makes it difficult to get around inside the house limits the kind or amount of work the person can do at a job prevents this person from working at a job makes it difficult to get in and out of the house In the past year, did anyone in your household need or receive outside help (from nonrelatives) with any of the following? (mark all that apply) Needed Received Child care services Household tasks (such as yard work or heavy cleaning) Personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.) Home health assistance Meals delivered to your home Transportation services Has anyone in your household received any of the following in the past year? (mark all that apply) food stamps energy assistance public housing assistance Section 8 housing certificate or housing voucher have not received subsidized housing assistance, but am on a waiting list Which best describes your household? one person living alone married couple with no children married couple with children single-parent family includes at least one person who is unrelated to me other: ____________________________________________________________ Number of adults living in household? ___ Number of children living in households? ___ How many people now living in this household work outside the home for pay? ___ What is the employment status of the households? (mark all that apply) Adult 1 Adult 2 Adult 3 Employed or self-employed full-time Employed or self-employed part-time Retired Disabled Full-time homemaker Full-time student Unemployed, but looking for work Unemployed and not looking for work Other, explain

What category best describes your total household income from all sources – before deductions – last year less than $10,000 $10,001 - $20,000 $20,001 - $30,000 $30,001 - $40,000 $40,001 - $50,000 $50,001 - $60,000 more than $60,001

Current Waiting List for Subsidized Rental Housing ___ (City or County Name) is experiencing important housing and economic changes. Yet we don’t know exactly what our community’s housing needs are. Conducted by ___ (Housing Task Force Name, etc.), this survey is designed to identify the current wait list for subsidized rental housing in this area so that our leaders can develop housing policies and programs that focus first on our most serious issues. Please feel free to use the space in the margins to make additional comments. Your information is important and will be read and taken into account. Thank you for your help. Please return the questionnaire to: Name Address City, State Zip

Administering Agency Name: Person Completing This Form: # of Units Managed: # of Certificates/Vouchers Managed: Waiting List Size (Residents/Non-Residents) # of Non-Elderly Applicants: # of Elderly Applicants: # of Disabled/Special Needs Applicants: Expected Length of Wait (Residents/Non-Residents) Non-Elderly: Elderly: Disabled/Special Needs: Waiting List Size By Unit Size Non-Elderly: 0BR_____ 1BR _____ 2BR _____ 3BR _____ 4BR _____ Elderly: 0BR_____ 1BR _____ 2BR _____ 3BR _____ 4BR _____ Disabled/Special Needs: 0BR_____ 1BR _____ 2BR _____ 3BR _____ 4BR _____ Is the waiting list open? yes no; if no, when was it closed? Has there been any significant change in the waiting list in the past 2 years: ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Do you have subsidized units as part of your financing? yes no; if yes, could you indicate when the property’s expiring use is on that subsidy?

Planning the Housing Needs Assessment 1. Determine who will make up the committee to oversee the completion of the housing needs assessment. Possible persons are: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Suggestions: Interest groups that recognize the problem; public officials; media; “underdog partisans” – those affected by the problem that may blame their difficulties on a failure of existing housing and social systems; “privileged partisans” – have a stake in the status quo; professionals – homebuilders, developers, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, non-profit housing providers 2. Decide who will contact the potential committee members, explain their role (to oversee the completion of the housing needs assessment and recruit them to the committee. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 3. Hold the first assessment planning meeting and complete these tasks: a. Establish the geographical study area (village, town, county): ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ b. Define the targeted population: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ c. Write a clear statement of purpose by completing the following: “The purpose of the study is to assess the housing needs of ________________ (name of target group) in ____________________________________ (name of study area, e.g., village, town, county). d. Decide on the outcome of the housing needs assessment. The study will: summarize the data ________________________________________________ provide a set of recommendations to (name of group): _____________________ 4. Discuss who will conduct a housing needs survey of the target population. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 5. Decide on deadlines and assign persons for completing the needs assessment: What When Who Data collection: ___________________ ___________________ Survey of housing needs: First draft: Final draft: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

Adoption of needs assessment:



6. Decide how often to meet to review the status of the needs assessment. For example, you might decide to meet twice a month or meet according to the deadlines set above: ___________________________________________________________

Information Sources for A Needs Assessment Use the checklist below of existing data sources in preparing a needs assessment. Libraries local libraries university libraries state libraries federal depository libraries agency libraries inter-library loans Federal Agencies Census Bureau Department of Commerce Department of Health and Human Services Department of Housing and Urban Development Bureau of Labor Statistics Internal Revenue Service Social Security Administration Bureau of Indian Affairs State Agencies Department of Community and Regional Affairs Department of Labor Department of Health and Social Services Department of Aging Department of Mental Health Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Department of Development Ohio Housing Finance Agency Local Agencies Local agencies Department of public works, building inspections, zoning, etc. City assessor’s office Extension Office Social Service Agencies Community Action Agencies School Districts Regional Housing Authorities Other Public and Quasi-Public Bodies Gas, electric, and other utilities Telephone companies Economic development districts Survey Research Organizations University-affiliated organizations Private firms Radio and televisions stations Newspapers Private Organizations Chamber of Commerce Board of Realtors Multiple listing services Federal Home Loan Bank Banks Home builders Voter’s leagues News media organizations Information Systems Company Rand McNally Consulting firms

Assessing The Collected Information Assess each housing study and report to decide if its information is credible, timely (within the past 5 years) and accurate: Yes Is the data in the study more recent that the data in the census? Is the data recent enough to reflect important changes in housing? Is the data recent enough to reflect important changes in population? Is the study relevant for the purpose of the needs assessment? Is the data in the study comparable to the data needed? Can the assumptions of the study (list the assumptions before answering questions) be agreed upon? Are the authors of the studies qualified? Are the conclusions of the study based upon the facts? No

Housing Condition Survey Age of Housing Yes No Is the structure over 25 years old? Housing Condition Good Fair Poor Classification system based upon safety and repair measures:  Good condition – safe, decent, housing  Fair condition – requires some rehabilitation or renovation to be classified as safe, decent housing  Poor condition – substantial rehabilitation is required to be safe or decent. It may require demolition and be unfit for residential use. Factors to Determine if Exterior of Housing Structure is in Good Condition Entry steps are sound, with handrails if more than 4 steps Porch floor should be even and sound, without decayed wood, holes or loose boards Entry stairs should have an exterior light Storm doors and windows, plus screens should be in place Door/window frames should be in good condition and weather-tight, no cracked or missing glass Chimney should be structurally safe with no missing mortar or bricks Roof with no missing shingles or other defects that might admit rain or snow Structural lines (roof ridge, walls) should be straight, level and plumb, with no sages, bulges, or bows Exterior walls/siding should be without holes, breaks or loose/rotting timbers that might admit rain or dampness Gutters and downspouts should carry water and snowmelt to the ground without touching the house or creating puddles or icy patches next to the foundation Exterior paint should not be peeling, chipped, or flake Foundation walls should have no cracks wider than ¼” Accessory structures (garages/sheds) should be structurally sound and in good repair Garbage and trash should be kept in closed containers; no accumulation of rubbish or sanitary hazards Poor condition structure is one that needs some major repair to be classified as safe or decent using one or more of the following factors. Yes No Structure is dilapidated and does not provide safe and adequate shelter and engages the health, safety or well-being of its occupants Structure has plumbing that does not conform to the typical community standards of the area in which it is located

Structure does not have adequate or safe electrical service if electricity is available in the community and there is access to it Structure does not maintain an indoor temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit Overcrowding: Structure is overcrowded with one or more factors below: Yes Structure has less than 600 square feet of living space Structure has 200 square feet or less per resident Housing Conditions – Indicators of Substandard Conditions
Area # of Units Lacking Complete Plumbing Lacking Complete Kitchen Facilities Lacking Insulation Substandard External Conditions













Data to Collect & Where to Find It This sample template is set up so that you are given the information that you may wish to collect and then a website or notation of where you may find the information. 1. Population, housing units, area and density by county – “How large is the county? Is the county expanding or contracting?” http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US39&_box_head_nbr=GCT-PH1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-format=ST-2 & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 2. Total population http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_200 0_SF1_U&state=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&_lang=en&_ts=20587349 1363 & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 3. 2006 Population estimates http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=PEP_200 6_EST&_lang=en&_ts=205876696340 4. Populations in households http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_200 0_SF1_U&state=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P016&_lang=en&_ts=20587373 2271 5. Population, housing units, areas and density by “place” – geographic area – “How large is the geographic area? Is the geographic area expanding or contracting?” http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US39&_box_head_nbr=GCT-PH1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-redoLog=false&format=ST-7&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_GCTPH1_ST2 6. General demographic characteristics http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_200 0_SF1_U&state=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_DP1&_lang=en&_ts=205872495 195 & http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

7. General housing characteristics http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_200 0_SF1_U&state=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_QTH1&_lang=en&_ts=20587256 3542 8. Tenure, household size, & age of householder http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_200 0_SF1_U&state=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_QTH2&_lang=en&_ts=20587265 3221

9. Age groups and sex & Age distribution data trends - **If you have an expanding population (more births than deaths) there will be more demand for housing; high divorce /separation rates can increase need for smaller housing units. Older household members tend to prefer smaller units with on-site amenities. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_200 0_SF1_U&state=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_QTP1&_lang=en&_ts=20587313 2223 & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm & http://goldenbuckeye.com/infocenter/population_ohio.html

10. AARP research report as to kind of housing preferred by people over 50 can be seen at: http://www.aarp.org/research/housing-mobility/indliving/aresearchimport-767-DD37.html
11. Race of households http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=n&_lang=en&mt_name=DEC_2 000_PL_U_GCTPL_ST2&format=ST-2&_box_head_nbr=GCTPL&ds_name=DEC_2000_PL_U&geo_id=04000US39 \ & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 12. Educational attainment http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 13. Households and families http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=y&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_QTP10&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&tree_id=4001&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=04000US39&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 14. Average household size http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=d&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P017&-tree_id=4001&-all_geo_types=N&_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&-geo_id=05000US39001&geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&-search_results=01000US&format=&-_lang=en 15. Family type by presence and age of own children http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=d&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P034&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&-

geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 16. Family type by presence and age of related children http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=d&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P035&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 17. Housing units http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_H001&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&geo_id=NBSP&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 18. Urban and rural units http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_H002&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&geo_id=NBSP&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 19. Total and occupied housing units for urban/rural and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan areas http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-state=gct&-context=gct&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-H1&-mt_name=&tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=04000US39&format=ST-1&-_lang=en 20. Occupied housing characteristics http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=DEC_20 00_SF1_U&state=gct&_box_head_nbr=GCTH6&mt_name=&_lang=en&_ts=215357300155

21. Total housing units – owner occupied/renter occupied http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 22. Vacancy status ** healthy vacancy rates is 5%; vacancy rate below 5% can show the need for additional rental housing http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=d&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_H005&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 23. Average household size of occupied housing units by tenure http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=d&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_H012&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 24. Employment and wages by sector http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 25. Income levels – household and per capita income; median income http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 26. Family type by employment status http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 27. Employment/unemployment levels http://lmi.state.oh.us/laus/laus.html 28. Commuters traveling from and where to work http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/commuting.html 29. Housing tenure – how transitional community residents are ** can provide insight on transient versus stable rental market http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTSubjectShowTablesServlet?_ts=20588489822 4 30. Percentage of households living in poverty

31. Ratio of income to poverty level

32. Types of households with highest/lowest incomes in community http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en 33. Workforce Investment Area – workforce analysis reports

34. Residence in 1995 for the population 5 years and over - **Where are new residents living before coming to community http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=y&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_DP2&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&-tree_id=403&redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=04000US39&geo_id=NBSP&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 35. County business patterns ** study economic activity, analyze economic changes over time; secure benchmark information; analyze market potential; used for planning; developing budgets http://www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/view/cbpview.html 36. Profile of selected social characteristics http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_DP2&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&-tree_id=403&redoLog=false&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=04000US39&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&-geo_id=05000US39023&geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&-geo_id=05000US39029&geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&-geo_id=05000US39035&geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&-geo_id=05000US39041&geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&-geo_id=05000US39047&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 37. Profile of selected economic characteristics http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_DP3&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&-tree_id=403&redoLog=false&-all_geo_types=N&-geo_id=05000US39099&geo_id=05000US39101&-geo_id=05000US39103&-geo_id=05000US39105&geo_id=05000US39107&-geo_id=05000US39109&-geo_id=05000US39111&geo_id=05000US39113&-geo_id=05000US39115&-geo_id=05000US39117&geo_id=05000US39119&-geo_id=05000US39121&-geo_id=05000US39123&-

geo_id=05000US39125&-geo_id=05000US39127&-geo_id=05000US39129&geo_id=05000US39131&-geo_id=05000US39133&-geo_id=05000US39135&geo_id=05000US39137&-geo_id=05000US39139&-geo_id=05000US39141&geo_id=05000US39143&-geo_id=05000US39145&-geo_id=05000US39147&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 38. Profile of selected housing characteristics http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_DP4&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&-tree_id=403&redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=04000US39&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&-geo_id=05000US39023&geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&-geo_id=05000US39029&geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&-geo_id=05000US39035&geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&-geo_id=05000US39041&geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&-geo_id=05000US39047&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 39. Physical housing characteristics – all housing units http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH4&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 40. Physical housing characteristics – vacant housing units http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH5&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&-

geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 41. Price asked & rent asked http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH6&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=false&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 42. Year structure built & year household moved in ** Assess age of rental stock and possibly extrapolate quality of unit based on age http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH6&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 43. Contract rent & gross rent http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH12&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&-

geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 44. Gross rent as a percentage of household income http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH13&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 45. Value, mortgage status & selected conditions http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH14&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 46. Selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of household income http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTH16&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-parsed=true&-search_results=01000US&-format=&_lang=en & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm

47. School enrollment http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTP19&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en & http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 48. Disability status by sex http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTP21&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 49. Place of birth and residence in 1995: 2000 http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTP22&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en

50. Journey to work http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTP23&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en &

51. Employment status by sex http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=d&-state=qt&-context=qt&qr_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U_QTP24&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF3_U&tree_id=403&-redoLog=true&-all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&geo_id=04000US39&-geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&geo_id=05000US39005&-geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&geo_id=05000US39011&-geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&geo_id=05000US39017&-geo_id=05000US39019&-geo_id=05000US39021&geo_id=05000US39023&-geo_id=05000US39025&-geo_id=05000US39027&geo_id=05000US39029&-geo_id=05000US39031&-geo_id=05000US39033&geo_id=05000US39035&-geo_id=05000US39037&-geo_id=05000US39039&geo_id=05000US39041&-geo_id=05000US39043&-geo_id=05000US39045&geo_id=05000US39047&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en 52. Residential construction http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/files/s0.htm 53. Types and amounts of subsidized rental housing, including: Public Housing

Tenant-based Rental Assistance – from Housing Authority

Low Income Housing Tax Credit units http://www.ohiohome.org/renters/default.aspx 54. USDA Rural Development units http://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_state.jsp

55. Fair Market Rates

56. Income limits

57. Tenure by bedroom http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=d&-state=dt&-context=dt&ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CONTEXT=dt&mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_H012&-tree_id=4001&-redoLog=true&all_geo_types=N&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=01000US&geo_id=05000US39001&-geo_id=05000US39003&-geo_id=05000US39005&geo_id=05000US39007&-geo_id=05000US39009&-geo_id=05000US39011&geo_id=05000US39013&-geo_id=05000US39015&-geo_id=05000US39017&search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en

Sample Format Population Demographics 1990 Population % Population Median Household Income African American American Indian Asian Hispanic White Two or more races Population and Rate of Population Growth By Age 1990 2000 Change # Change %

2000 Population


Age 0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99 100+ Total

2010 (projected)

Housing Trends for Current Residents 1990 Residents below the federal poverty level Families below the federal poverty level Renters paying over 30% HH income for housing Owners paying over 30% HH income for housing Renter-occupied units Vacancy rate (rentals)


Number Total households HH earning less than $50,000 HH earning $50,000 to $100,000 HH earning more than $100,000

Household Income 1990 Percent

2000 Number Percent

Household Data: Persons Per Household Number of Persons in Household Number 1 2 3 4 5 6+ Total

Percentage % % % % % % 100%

Lower-Income Households, According to the Area Median Income (AMI) 1990 2000 AMI Median household income HH earning less than 30% AMI HH earning less than 50% AMI HH earning less than 80% AMI Housing Choice Vouchers 1997 2002 Total Number of Vouchers


Housing Choice Vouchers Number Total Number of Vouchers Families Elderly Head of Household Disabled Head of Household Single


Tract #

Statistics on Census Tracts with More than 10 Vouchers Total Households in Percent in Total Vouchers Households Poverty Poverty

Total Percent in Poverty with Vouchers Percent of Total Households with Vouchers New Home Mortgages Held by Residents, According to Income Level 1995-2000 2000-2005 Number Percent Number Percent Total new mortgages Low-income mortgages – less than 50% of AMI Moderate-income mortgages – 50-80% of AMI Middle-income mortgages – 80120% of AMI Upper-income mortgages – more than 120% of AMI

New Home Mortgages, According to Race 1995-2000 2000-2005 Total New Mortgages White Black Hispanic Asian Other Home Sales Trends – Home Sales Prices, without Price Index Number Mean Change Median

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006


Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Home Sales Trends – Home Sales Prices, with Price Index Number Mean Change Median


Affordable Home Sales Prices for a Family Earning the Median Income 1990 2000 Affordable home price for households earning median household income

Affordable Home Sales Price 2000 Affordable home price for households earning median household income Number of homes sold at or below affordable Homes Sales Price % of Total Home Sales


Affordable Home Sales Price for the First Time Homebuyers Program 2000 2005 Affordable home price for households earning median household income Number of homes sold at or below affordable homes sales price % of total home sales Rental Rates, without Price Index 2004 2005

Size Studio / efficiency 1 bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom 5 bedroom




Size Studio / efficiency 1 bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom 5 bedroom


Rental Rates, with Price Index 2004 2005



Type of Construction Single-family Multi-family Existing residential

New Construction Costs 2005


Estimation of Homeless Individuals Homeless Individuals in Individuals Homeless Families Number of homeless Sheltered homeless Unsheltered homeless Adult Youth in Families Chronic Substance Abuse Serious Mental Illness Dually Diagnosed Veterans HIV/AIDS Victims of Domestic Violence Developmentally Disabled Unaccompanied Youth Homeless and Special Needs Shelter Facilities 2005 2006
Housing Type Emergency Shelter Transitional Housing Permanent Supportive Housing Estimated Need Current Inventory Gap Estimated Need Current Inventory Gap Estimated Need


Current Inventory Gap

TYPE Single-family 2-4 units 5-9 units 10+ units Manufactured Other: TENURE Owneroccupied Renteroccupied Vacancy Rate


Housing Units by Type and Tenure 1990 2000 % of Total % % of Total


Current Year % of Total

Top Five Employers Employer Employees

Employment Facts Working residents Persons who both live and work in area Jobs provided by local businesses


Benefit Group

Assessment of Current Programs Assistance Average Restrictions Offered Assistance

Number of Individuals or Families Assisted

Emergency Shelter Program Domestic Violence Shelter Transitional Housing Program Permanent Supportive Housing Program Homelessness Prevention Home Repairs OwnerOccupied Rehab Housing Choice Vouchers Public Housing Project Based Housing Vouchers Community Development Block Grant HOME Investment Individual Development Accounts First-Time Homebuyers Assistance

Conclusions Most Serious Problems Housing Cost Housing Condition Other: Housing Availability Overcrowding

Population Growth

_________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Comments: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Groups With The Highest Needs Large Families Very Low-Income Small Families Elderly Renters Owners Low-Income


Special Needs Populations

Other: ___________________________________________________________ Comments: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

Locations That Have The Greatest Needs City: _________________ Village: _________________ Municipality: _________________ Several Communities: _________________

Other: ______________________________________________________________ Comments: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Gap between the need for housing and supply of affordable and available housing and supportive services. Comments: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________

Housing Need Areas: Homeownership Housing repair Rental Housing Group Homes Transitional Housing Weatherization

Permanent Supportive Housing

Supportive Services Comments:

Other: ________________________________________

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