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Why is this important?

A thriving workforce is vital to the character and quality of life that keeps so many of us here in Jefferson County. Like so many places across the country, housing costs have far outpaced local wages. We all have stories of those who had to move away, businesses that have suffered and people who have had to compromise on essential needs. These are not signs of a healthy community.

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How this will be helpful

This survey digs past opinions and anecdotal stories to uncover statistical data that will be helpful in crafting better housing policy, informing housing development, and applying for housing-related funding. It will inform and encourage developing housing that supports a diversity of occupations and incomes throughout our community. The results of this survey will be shared among government decision makers, housing providers, builders and contractors, and the community at large. Specifically we are looking to:

  • quantify the urgency of housing needs, 
  • better grasp desired housing types, sizes, locations, amenities, and open spaces as they relate to affordability,
  • connect how housing constraints impact the local economy. 

Why this matters to you

Keeping Jefferson County a viable place to live and work benefits us all. It means ensuring there are homes for you, your friends, and your neighbors. That there are homes for those staffing local business, essential services, and valued amenities. That there are homes for a diversity of ages, incomes, and races. 

Let’s create housing that serves all segments of our population and supports a vibrant local economy, so our housing crisis doesn’t further erode the community we love.

How you can help

Forwarding the survey link amongst your own networks!
Feel free to use the following graphics on social media or copy the provided email text into your email client. If you have access to a local newsletter or other outreach platforms consider including a link to this survey.

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Responses to Date

Hello!

A thriving workforce is vital to the character and quality of life that keeps so many of us here in Jefferson County, but our Housing Crisis threatens to erode this community. Housing Solutions Network, with the endorsement of the EDC and Jefferson Community Foundation, has launched a survey to:

  • Directly connect how housing impacts the local economy
  • Fill gaps in housing data
  • Inform government policy
  • Set funding priorities

But to make a difference your input is needed. Please take 5-10 minute to complete the survey and spread the word so HSN can reach at least 3,000 responses and advocate for housing that serves all segments of our population. 

Let’s keep Jefferson County a viable place to live and work!

housingsolutionsnetwork.org/survey/

Blurb:

Help create housing that serves all segments of our population and supports a vibrant local economy.  If you are connected to Jefferson County, Housing Solutions Network wants to hear from you.  Please take the survey so we can dig past opinions and anecdotal stories to uncover statistical data that will be helpful in crafting better housing policy, informing housing development, and applying for housing-related funding.  Its goal is to keep you in Jefferson County.

Link:

HousingSolutionsNetwork.org/SURVEY

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Post a flier or distribute leaflets!
Distribute materials at your workplace, community group, or other social gathering. Leaflets and fliers are available to print below, or for pickup at the HSN office Wednesday 9am to 5pm or by emailing housingsolutions@jcfgives.org

Help canvas public spaces, businesses and at events!
If you are interesting in helping with the on-the-ground effort reach out to housingsolutions@jcfgives.org or join us at at one of the survey outreach training dates:

  • Thursday, April 18th at 12:00pm
  • Monday, April 29th at 12:00pm
  • Monday May 13th at 6:00pm

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