Our goal is to determine the extent to which fair housing issues exist in Fairfield. This is an anonymous survey, and all responses will be confidential.  The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. 

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* 1. Do you live and/or work in Fairfield?

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* 2. In general, how would you rate the neighborhood that you live in on the following factors? Please use the 5-point rating scale, where 1 represents "Worst" and 5 "Best"

  1 2 3 4 5
Schools
Parks
Public safety services such as Fire, Police, Emergency Medical Services
Public transportation
Grocery stores
Hospitals
Sense of community with neighbors 

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* 3. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 4. Have you experienced any of the following in the past two years in your household?  Please check all that apply.

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* 5. Have you experienced any of the following in the past two years in your neighborhood? Please check all that apply.

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* 6. What is your familiarity with Fair Housing Laws?

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* 7. Are you aware of your rights under the Federal Fair Housing Act and related California state laws (the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act)?

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* 8. Do you know what kinds of protections the law provides against housing discrimination?

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* 9. Do you know where you can go for help if you experience housing discrimination?

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* 10. Where have you heard about housing discrimination?

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* 11. How do you usually obtain information about laws in your area and your rights in general? Check all that apply.

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* 12. Which, if any, of the following barriers to housing choice have you experienced or observed in your community? Check all that apply.

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* 13. Have you ever observed someone in your community being treated unequally in housing (housing discrimination) because of that person's race, gender, religion, ethnicity, family status, or disability?

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* 14. Indicate the number of incidents of housing discrimination you have witnessed in the following areas:

  1-3 4-6 7 or more No incidents N/A
Race
Color
Religion
Sex
National origin
Familial status
Mental disability
Physical disability
Age
Ancestry
Marital status
Medical condition (i.e. Cancer, genetic characteristics, etc.)
Genetic information
Gender, Gender identity, Gender expression
Sexual orientation
HIV/AIDS status

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* 15. Have you ever personally experienced housing discrimination while living in Fairfield?

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* 16. If you answered "Yes" to Question 15, on what basis do you believe that you were discriminated against?  

Please answer this question based on one individual act of discrimination that you have experienced. you may check all boxes for which you believe you were discriminated. If you have other incidents of discrimination, please describe them in the  Comment Section at the end of the survey.

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* 17. If you answered "Yes" to Question 16, who discriminated against you?

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* 18. If you answered "Yes" to Question 16, where did the act of discrimination occur?

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* 19. If you answered "Yes" to Question 16, where did you report the incident, if any?

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* 20. If you did not report the incident, why not? Check all that apply.

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* 21. Are you aware of opportunities in your community for training, workshops, or information about housing discrimination?

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* 22. Have you ever participated in any type of fair housing education opportunity?

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* 23. How long have you lived in Fairfield?

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* 24. What is your sex/gender? 

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* 25. What is your age?

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* 26. What is your race?

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* 27. Are you of Hispanic or Latinx origin?

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* 28. What is the primary language spoken in your home?

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* 29. If your primary language spoken in your home is NOT English, do you believe your local government provides sufficient information about fair housing laws and resources in your native language to allow you to understand your rights?

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* 30. Are you disabled?

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* 31. How many people live in your household?

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* 32. What is your annual household income (before taxes)?

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* 33. How much of your household income do you spend on housing (including rent/mortgage, insurance, and taxes)?

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* 34. Please share any final comments you feel are important to this survey.

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