Community Needs Assessment for Residents

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is conducting a study of community needs and resources across Hardin, Jefferson and Orange. The goal is to identify crucial service needs in areas such as employment, education, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation and more.

Your participation in this survey is critical if we are to accurately assess and ultimately address the basic needs of residents in the tri-county area. We ask that you please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. Your responses are anonymous unless you choose to provide your name and contact information.  

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Brooks, Outreach Coordinator at bbrooks@setrpc.com. We thank you in advance for your participation.

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* 1. In which county do you reside?

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* 2. Do you need help finding a living wage job?

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* 3. Do you need help obtaining increased job skills or job training in order to earn better wages?

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* 4. Do you need a GED?

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* 5. Do you need English as a Second Language class?

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* 6. Do you need Adult Education or Night School?

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* 7. Do you need computer skills?

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* 8. Do you need assistance to attend a trade or technical school or college?

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* 9. Do you need education programs for your children to gain literacy skills?

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* 10. Do you need childcare so you can attend school?

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* 11. Do you need assistance with setting goals to become more self-sufficient?

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* 12. Do you need financial education, budgeting classes and/or credit counseling?

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* 13. Do you need help applying for Social Security, SSDI, WIC, TANF, etc.?

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* 14. Do you need safe temporary housing due to homelessness?

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* 15. Do you need affordable housing?

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* 16. Do you need help paying rent?

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* 17. Do you need help paying your mortgage?

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* 18. Do you need help paying utility bills?

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* 19. Do you need help making your home more energy efficient?

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* 20. Do you need nutrition education?

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* 21. Do you need assistance with major health conditions?

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* 22. Do you need access to mental or behavioral health counseling?

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* 23. If you are over the age of 60, do you need to access to social programs or activities?

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* 24. Are you in need of activities to prevent youth from repeating criminal behaviors?

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* 25. Are you in need of activities to prevent adults from repeating criminal behaviors?

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* 26. Do you need programs, activities or workshops on leadership skills or community involvement?

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* 27. Do you need activities or programs to improve social networks and ability to engage (examples are voter education, citizenship classes, volunteer training, etc.?)

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* 28. Do you need Community Revitalization (such as neighborhood clean-up projects, crime prevention, recreational ideas, etc.?)

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* 29. Do you need prescription assistance?

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* 30. Do you need health insurance and medical care?

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* 31. Do you need food?

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* 32. Do you need transportation? 

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* 33. Do you need help finding resources in the community?

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* 34. Do you need childcare assistance?

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* 35. Were you affected physically or financially by any of the natural disasters from 2019 to the present?  (ex: Tropical Storm Imelda, Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Delta, February 2021 Winter Freeze, the COVID-19 Pandemic or any others not listed)

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* 36. Are you in need of financial assistance in recovering from any of the recent natural disasters from 2019 to the present?

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* 37. OPTIONAL: Please provide your name and contact information in case we have follow up questions.

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