Racine has put a Community Needs Survey online, and is asking city residents to participate by the end of the month. Results will help the city prioritize community development and housing needs.
The survey is HERE on the city's website, and will be available through May 1.
The survey addresses the following topics:
Homeownership opportunitiesSurvey results will help determine the use of public funds, including the city’s yearly allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Housing Investment Partnerships, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), as well as guide city administrators in the pursuit of other funding opportunities.
Rentals housing availability
Emergency shelters/homeless prevention
Crime prevention/neighborhood safety
Parks & recreation projects
Availability of public services
Public facilities such as streets, parks, and community centers
Mayor John Dickert urged participation, saying, “It is important for the public, especially taxpayers, to be able to provide important input for our funding decisions.”
“The needs survey is part of our five-year Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan update,” said Joe Heck, assistant city development director. Results of the survey, along with other data, indicators and analyses, and recommendations will be presented to the Community Development Committee later this spring.