Seniorama 2017 Housing Survey

This Montclair survey for Montclair residents over the age of 55 has been undertaken by the Township of Montclair's Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) to ascertain the market for a type of housing, whether rented or owned, which would be attractive to downsizers.  For example:

1. Dwellings with smaller lots           
2. Dwellings that fit into aesthetics of existing townscape in size and design
3. Neighborhoods that are walkable to shopping, transportation and recreation
4. Neighborhoods that foster community feeling

This survey was developed by a committee of concerned citizens to help the Township identify the priorities of Montclair resident(s) who desire to downsize and who also wish to remain living here.  This survey is administered by the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) and the Montclair Housing Commission.

Data Use:  The raw data from this survey will be held securely by the Township of Montclair with respect for respondent privacy.  De-identified and aggregated data will be made public when it serves to inform and enhance public policy decision-making.

Below you will find our questionnaire. Please answer each question type appropriately.

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* 1. How long have you been a resident of Montclair?

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* 2. Rank your responses according to #1, most desirable, to #5, least desirable. Would you be willing to live in a home that was

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* 3. From the list below, rank your desired living space allocation in order of importance with #1 as most essential and #7 as least essential.

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* 4. From the list below, rank your desired bedroom/bathroom space allocation with #1 as the most essential and #5 as the least essential.

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* 5. From the list below,  prioritize the amenities you would desire from #1 as the most essential to #6 as the least essential.

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* 6. Do you currently need handicapped accessible accommodations?

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* 7. Would you prefer to live in a home that was designed to accommodate all people regardless of age, size, ability/disability?

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* 8. If you had the choice, would you prefer to continue living in Montclair rather than move to another community?

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* 9. Have you seriously considered relocating to any of the neighboring communities listed below. (check all that apply.)

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* 10. If continuing to live in Montclair meant you needed to commit to investing time and/or money in an effort to identify a housing solution that met both your physical and financial needs, would you participate?

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* 11. Do you currently own and occupy your home?

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* 12. If you were committed to participation in a senior/retiree initiative, would you be willing/able to make an  up-front financial investment?

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* 13. Becoming an investor in senior/retiree housing is a personal business decision. Would you be willing to participate inn a discussion to explore what that decision would entail?

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* 14. What commitment would you like Township leaders to make for future development of senior/retiree housing?

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* 15. If you want more information and/or want to become a participant in a more detailed conversation about our Montclair Senior/Retiree initiative, please provide the following information:

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* 16. Thank you for your participation

You can mail the completed survey to:
Katie York, Director
Montclair Division of Senior Services
205 Claremont Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

or take the survey on line at https://scacmontclair.org/ and click on the Survey Tab

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