For Residents and Community Organizations

Blight is a major issue in many American neighborhoods . The prevalence of vacant and dilapidated buildings as well as empty lots and debris fields in Baltimore, are the result of urban flight; employment outsourcing; and disinvestment and institutional racism. The impact of blight on people and communities is profound. Community blight may lead to preventable trauma disparities and when untreated, it diminishes population health and wellness outcomes. This survey is designed to uncover how community members and those working in community organizations view, experience and address blight.  

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* 1. If you saw a blighted property in your neighborhood, how would you report it?

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* 2. If you saw an unsafe demolition sight in your neighborhood, how would you report it?

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* 3. Rate the severity of the blight experienced in your community on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- None 5- Moderate 10- Major
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* 4. Rate the degree to which you feel like blight impacts your mental health on a scale of 1 to 10.

1- No impact 5- Moderate impact 10- Major impact
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* 5. Rate the degree to which you feel like blight impacts your physical health on a scale of 1 to 10.

1- No impact 5- Moderate impact 10- Major impact
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* 6. Rate the degree to which you feel like blight impacts the health of the overall community on a scale of 1 to 10.

1- No impact 5- Moderate impact 10- Major impact
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* 7. Select the characteristics of blight you see most often in your community

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* 8. Rate the availability to tools that help you to document blight in your community on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No tool available 5- Some tools available 10- Many tools available
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* 9. Rate your access to a tool that helps you report blight in your community on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No access 5- Moderate access 10- Easy access
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* 10. Rate your access to a tool that helps you track reported cases of blight in your community on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No access 5- Moderate Access 10- Easy Access
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* 11. Rate your access to a tool to share historic information about blighted properties in your community on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No access 5- Moderate access 10- Easy access
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* 12. Often do you use a mobile application to play a game?

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* 13. Often do you use a mobile application for any other purpose?

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* 14. How often do you take pictures with a mobile device?

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* 15. How often do you tag pictures or check in places on social media sites via a mobile device?

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* 16. What is the zip code of your home address?

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* 17. Sound Off: Share your thoughts on blight and unsafe demolitions in your community.

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