The questions below are about your experience applying for affordable housing and related programs and services in the Bay Area. Your participation will help us develop an easier application process for everyone looking for affordable housing. Your answers will be kept confidential.

In this survey, the term affordable housing refers to income restricted, Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments. In other words, rent for these apartments are lower than similar apartments in the same area and to qualify to rent one, you must earn below a certain amount of money.

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* 1. Do you live in Emeryville right now?

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* 2. Do you currently live in affordable (BMR) housing?

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* 3. During your most recent housing search, in which cities did you apply for housing? (Check all that apply.)

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* 4. When you applied for affordable (BMR) housing in Emeryville, what worked well about the application process?
(If you have not applied for affordable housing in Emeryville, enter N/A.)

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* 5. When you applied for affordable housing in Emeryville, what was challenging about the application process?
(If you have not applied for affordable housing in Emeryville, enter N/A.)

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* 6. When you applied for affordable housing in Emeryville, were you placed on a waitlist? If so, what worked well about the waitlist process and what was challenging about that process?
(If you have not applied for affordable housing in Emeryville, enter N/A.)

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* 7. When you applied for affordable (BMR) rental properties in Emeryville, where did you learn that the units were available? (Check all that apply)

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* 8. Which of the following services for residents do you currently use, or have you used in the past year? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. How do you find out about other affordable services available in the City or County? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. What other affordable services would you like to have in Emeryville that are not yet available?

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* 11. If you currently live in an affordable (BMR) apartment in Emeryville, how do you find out about changes to income limits and maximum rent levels? In other words, how do you know if there has been a change in the amount of money you can earn while still qualifying for the unit? How do you know how much the property manager can increase the rent for the unit? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. Would you be interested in receiving any of the following information? Answering this question will not sign you up for these services. (Check all that apply)

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* 13. How would you like that information sent to you? Answering this question will not sign you up for these services. (Check all that apply) 

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* 14. While you lived in a BMR rental unit in Emeryville, did you ever need to look for a new apartment due to changes in your family size, changes to your income, or because you needed an apartment with disability accommodations? (Check all that apply.)

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* 15. If you selected one or more of the responses to the last question that began with the word “yes,” please describe the situation(s), including the outcome. If the outcome was moving to a new home, please say whether or not the home was in the same building, whether or not the home was another BMR rental apartment and whether or not the home was in the City of Emeryville:

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* 16. If you live in an affordable BMR apartment, do you believe you have enough information about how the program works and your responsibilities under the program?

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* 17. How many people currently live in your household?

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* 18. What is your total household income?

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* 19. If you are willing to answer more questions about these topics, enter your name, email address and phone number here and you may be contacted for a one-on-one interview. Your contact information will be kept confidential.

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* 20. If you are willing to answer more questions, how would you prefer us to reach you to schedule a one-on-one interview?

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