Your Feedback is Needed!

We are very thankful for the input from nearly 1,500 residents who shared their thoughts and concerns with us about housing needs and conditions in Youngstown earlier this year. We have used your comments to develop a comprehensive strategy to improve housing conditions for all Youngstown residents and once again, we would like your input. Please complete the following survey to provide feedback on the preliminary housing strategy. There are also questions related to if and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted your financial situation, which will help us better understand emerging housing needs. Your answers will remain anonymous.

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* 1. Where do you currently live?

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* 2. Did you complete the Youngstown Housing Survey earlier this year?

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* 3. From the list below, please choose the THREE strategies you think are most important for improving housing conditions in Youngstown:

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* 4. For each strategy below, please indicate if you believe there is “high,” “moderate,” or “low” need:

  High need Moderate need Low need
boarding up unsecure vacant properties
cutting grass at vacant properties
demolishing all vacant properties
ensuring all rental properties are registered with the City of Youngstown
ensuring all rental properties are inspected and in compliance with city codes
ensuring bad landlords are penalized, instead of good ones
developing a tenant-counseling program
assisting tenants who recently lost income with rent payments
ensuring all housing is free of lead paint hazards
target code enforcement to nuisance properties
take all legal action available against owners of nuisance properties
limit the opening of new group homes
improve regulations of existing group homes

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* 5. Once again, for each strategy below, please indicate if you believe there is “high,” “moderate,” or “low” need:

  High need Moderate need Low need
increasing the number of home repairs for low-income homeowners
developing programs to prevent home foreclosures
increasing access to credit for homeowners to make repairs
raising funds for home repairs for low-income homeowners
providing free housing and financial counseling for potential homeowners
developing a counseling program that includes “matching” the savings of low-income households to use toward a down payment
offering down payment assistance for new homebuyers
assisting homeowners who recently lost income with mortgage payments
offering tax abatements to any homeowner who makes major improvements to their property
offering tax abatements to any developer who builds new housing units
increasing the availability of Housing Choice Vouchers for new and rehabilitated housing units
raising funds for building new and rehabilitating existing housing
working with healthcare providers and health foundations to improve housing quality
providing training and resources to individuals and small business owners on how to successfully rehabilitate housing
building a pipeline of housing development sites and opportunities
instituting a tax on all residential property transfers and improvements in Youngstown to fund housing development

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* 6. What additional ideas do you have for improving housing conditions in Youngstown?

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* 7. How has your household financial situation changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and related economic hardship?

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* 8. OPTIONAL: Please provide your contact information.

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