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Citizen survey open to help city with housing action plan

City of Wilmington housing survey is up for citizens to fill out through April 7. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington has a short online survey live for citizens to fill out regarding its Annual Action Plan for housing.

The goal is to identify priorities in the plan. It’s devised according to how funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should be spent locally.  

According to a release from the city, the plan process assesses community needs when it comes to affordable housing, homelessness, special needs, and community development. 

“Citizen input is vital,” the release stated.

The survey will will live through April 7. Questions include rating the most important types of public investment (such as provide assistance for homeowner repairs, help homebuyers afford a home or provide funding for emergency shelters for homeless). It also asks to choose three of the most important public services, including job skills training and apprenticeships, quality affordable childcare or drug abuse and crime prevention, among other offerings.

There are roughly a dozen questions, including if surveyors own or rent their homes and their reasoning for filling out the survey.

All information gained will help analyze citizen needs and allocation of services.

The survey is anonymous however, an email must be submitted with it.

It can be accessed online here. A hard copy can be retrieved by calling Suzanne Rogers at 910-341-5809 or emailing Suzanne.rogers@wilmingtonnc.gov.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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