1. Impediments to Fair Housing Survey

The City of Iowa City is conducting a survey to evaluate fair housing choice. We want to find out about your experiences in the housing market, whether as an owner, buyer, or renter.  Your input is extremely valuable, and your information will be kept anonymous. Please do not write your name, address, or phone number anywhere on the survey.

Fair Housing is the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination, including on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, presence or absence of dependents, disability, gender identity or public assistance source of income. It is also unlawful to retaliate against a person because such person has lawfully opposed any discriminatory practice. If you believe you or someone you know has been discriminated against, you can file a complaint with the Office of Equity and Human Rights. To learn more, visit www.icgov.org/humanrights or call 319-356-5022.

We thank you in advance for completing this survey! Please note, examples only generally represent possible barriers to fair housing choice.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Office of Equity and Human Rights at 319-356-5022 or stefanie-bowers@iowa-city.org.

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* 1. Do you understand your fair housing rights?

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* 2. Do you know where to file a housing discrimination complaint?

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* 3. Since living in the area, do you believe you experienced housing discrimination?

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* 4. If you answered YES, on what basis do you believe you were discriminated against? Check all that apply.

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* 5. Who discriminated against you?

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* 6. Did you file a report of discrimination?

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* 7. If you answered NO, why didn't you file?

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* 8. If you believe you were discriminated against, please describe what happened.

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* 9. What type of home were you searching for?

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* 10. What is your current housing status?

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* 11. How satisfied are you with the neighborhood where you live?

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* 12. What do you like best about your neighborhood?

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* 13. Is there another area in Iowa City where you would like to move?

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* 14. If you answered YES, please list where and why you would choose that area:

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* 15. In your neighborhood, do you have access to the following community resources? Check all that apply. 

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* 16. Please check whether you think more is needed for each housing type below.

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* 17. Please check whether you think each of the following are equally available and kept up in all areas.

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* 18. Do you think the following are barriers to fair housing choice in Iowa City? Check all that apply.

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* 19. What do you see as a major obstacle to fair housing choice in Iowa City?

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* 20. What City policies or practices may act as a barrier to fair housing choice? Check all that apply.

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* 21. What can the City do to create and ensure fair housing choice in Iowa City?

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* 22. Please share any additional comments regarding fair housing choice in the space below:

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* 23. Please select your zip code.

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* 24. What is your race/ethnicity?

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* 25. What is your age?

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* 26. What is your Gender?

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* 27. What is your country of origin?

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* 28. Does anyone in your home have a disability?

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* 29. Does anyone in your home regularly speak a language other than English?

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* 30. If you answered YES, what is the language?

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* 31. Do you currently live in public housing or receive Section 8 rental assistance?

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* 32. What is your total household income?

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* 33. How much did your household spend on housing last month?

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* 34. Is there anything we did not ask that you believe is important for us to know as it relates to fair housing choice?

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