Purpose of Survey

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires jurisdictions that receive certain federal funds to prepare an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) to identify and analyze barriers to equal access to housing choice, and then develop strategies to remove those barriers.  

As a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESGP) funding, the City of Spokane is in the process of updating its 2014 AI

Community and stakeholder engagement is a critical part of the AI and ensures the public has an opportunity to provide input during the process.

This survey has been designed to elicit input from current and former tenants, transitional housing residents, homebuyers / owners, home mortgage borrowers, Healthcare Providers, Tenant Advocates, housing counselors, and social service providers.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to provide input on your experience with any discrimination in accessing and maintaining housing in the City of Spokane.

Completing this survey is not the same as filing a complaint. If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination, you may contact Northwest Fair Housing Alliance to learn about options to file a complaint at: 

(509) 352-2665 or
http://nwfairhouse.org/contact

Please contact Marley Hochendoner at (509) 209-2667 or execdir@nwfairhouse.org if you have questions about this survey or the AI. 

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* 1. Where do you live?

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* 2. What is your race?

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* 3. What is your national origin?

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* 4. Do you or does someone in your household have a disability?

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* 5. What is your sexual orientation?

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* 6. What is your gender?

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* 7. Do you have children under 18 in your household?

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* 8. How many people are in your household?

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* 9. Which best describes your annual income?

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* 10. Do you use a voucher (section 8, VASH, etc.) or other subsidy (HEN, etc.) to pay some or all of your housing costs?

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* 11. Which best describes your current living situation?

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* 12. What neighborhood do you live in?

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* 13. Which role(s) best describes you?

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* 14. Please select any of the following that you believe are protected under federal, state, or Spokane City fair housing laws

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* 15. How well do you understand fair housing laws?

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* 16. How often do you believe that discrimination in the rental of housing occurs in Spokane?

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* 17. If you believe that discrimination occurs in the rental of housing, on what bases do you believe that discrimination is most often based on?

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* 18. If you believe that discrimination occurs in the rental of housing, why do you believe it most often occurs?

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* 19. How often do you believe that discrimination in the sale of housing occurs in Spokane?

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* 20. If you believe that discrimination occurs in the sale of housing, on what bases do you believe that discrimination is most often based on?

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* 21. How often do you believe that discrimination in mortgage lending occurs in Spokane?

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* 22. If you believe that discrimination occurs in mortgage lending in Spokane, on what bases do you believe that discrimination is most often based on?

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* 23. If you believe that discrimination occurs in the mortgage lending in Spokane, why do you believe it most often occurs?

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* 24. Which agency(cies) could you contact to file a fair housing complaint?

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* 25. What are you most concerned about with respect to fair housing opportunity in Spokane? Check your top 10 concerns.

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* 26. Who is in need of increased fair housing education?

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* 27. What is the most effective way to provide fair housing information to tenants and homebuyers in Spokane?

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* 28. What languages are most needed for fair housing education materials in Spokane?

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* 29. What is most needed to improve equal access to housing opportunities in Spokane?

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* 30. Are you aware of any housing practices in Spokane that are barriers to equal and full access to housing?

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* 31. If you work for an organization on behalf of tenants or homebuyers, has your organization received housing discrimination complaints from your clients/constituents/members?

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* 32. I believe I have been illegally discriminated against while attempting to obtain rental housing in Spokane. 

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* 33. I believe I have been illegally discriminated against and terminated from rental housing because of my protected class.

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* 34. I believe I have been illegally discriminated against while renting (treated differently because of my protected class, harassed because of my protected class, etc.)

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* 35. I believe I have been illegally discriminated against while attempting to purchase a home in Spokane.

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* 36. I believe I have been steered to a particular area of Spokane, neighborhood, or housing complex because of my race, national origin, disability, or presence of a child.

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* 37. I have had difficulty obtaining homeowner’s insurance because of my protected class (race, national origin, disability, etc.)

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* 38. I have been denied a home mortgage loan because of my protected class (race, disability, sex, national origin, etc.)

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