Irving Community Member Survey

The City of Irving request your participation in a brief survey designed to identify fair housing and other housing and economic development issues in the State.  As a recipient of federal funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Irving is required to certify that it will affirmatively further fair housing.  It is also required to develop 5-year comprehensive plans for housing and community development to determine the types of projects that should be financed in the future with federal housing and community development funds.  Completing this survey will help us gain a more qualitative analysis of the knowledge, experiences, opinions and feelings of community members on these topics across the City.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey. Feel free to forward this survey on to stakeholders we may have missed.

Definitions of Fair Housing:

Federal Fair Housing - Equal and free access to housing choices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or disability, familial status, and national origin.

Barriers to Fair Housing Choice - Any actions, omissions or decisions which have the effect of restricting housing choices for the groups defined above, through sale or rental of housing, the financing of housing or the provision of brokerage services.

 

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* 1. Please provide your zip code.

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* 2. How long have you lived in Irving?

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* 3. What is your sex or gender identity?

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* 4. What is your age?

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* 5. What is your race?

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* 6. Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin?

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* 7. What is the primary language you speak?

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* 8. Do you have a disability or disabling condition?

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* 9. What is your annual household income (before taxes)? Choose one.

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* 10. With how many people do you live?

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* 11. How much of your household income do you spend on housing (including insurance and utilities)?

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* 12. In general, on a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the area in which you live, or spend most of your time? Where 10 is the best and 1 is the worst.

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* 13. Why did you rate the area in which you live that way?

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* 14. Which best describes your living situation?

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* 15. Have you experienced any of the following in the past two years? (Select all that apply.)

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* 16. Are you familiar with Fair Housing or Anti-discrimination Laws?

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* 17. Are you aware of your rights under Fair Housing and Anti-discrimination laws?

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* 18. What are barriers to housing choice in Irving that you have experienced or observed? (Select all that apply.)

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* 19. I believe that people are protected by federal, state, or local fair housing or anti-discrimination laws because of: (Select all that apply.)

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* 20. Are you aware of any incidents of housing discrimination in Irving in the last five years?

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* 21. If so, on what basis do you believe that the discrimination occurred? (Select all that apply.)

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* 22. Who was responsible or involved in the discrimination? (Select all that apply.)

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* 23. Where did the act of discrimination occur?

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* 24. Did you report the incident to:

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* 25. If you did not report the incident, why not?

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* 26. Are you aware of fair housing or anti-discrimination education opportunities in your community?

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* 27. Have you ever participated in any sort of fair housing or anti-discrimination education opportunity?

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* 28. Please share any additional comments regarding fair housing or discrimination.

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* 29. Decent, Safe, and Affordable Housing (Please identify your priorities by clicking on the appropriate bubble.)

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Providing decent, safe, affordable housing
Repairing homes owned by households with low or moderate incomes
Repairing apartments rented by households with low or moderate incomes
Building new rental apartments for households with low or moderate incomes
Building new homes for homebuyers with low or moderate incomes
Making low-interest loans for homebuyers with low or moderate incomes
Providing housing opportunities for people that are homeless
Providing services for people that are homeless
Providing housing opportunities for people with special needs, like the frail elderly, or people with disabilities, alcohol or drug  addiction, or HIV/AIDS
Providing services for people with special needs, like the frail elderly, or people with disabilities, alcohol or drug addiction, or HIV/AIDS
Providing housing opportunities for individuals exiting incarceration or individuals with felony convictions/ criminal backgrounds
Providing services for individuals exiting incarceration or individuals with felony convictions/ criminal backgrounds
Providing housing opportunities for veterans
Providing services for veterans

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* 30. Indicate the level of need you see in the community for services to support the following special needs. (Please click on the appropriate bubble.)

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Elderly
Mental Health
HIV/AIDS
Homeless
Developmentally Disabled
Domestic Violence

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* 31. If you feel there is a need for additional homeless services, please specify what types of services you would like to see become more available.

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* 32. Neighborhood Revitalization (Please identify your priorities by clicking on the appropriate bubble.)

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Building or improving water and sewer lines
Building or improving streets, sidewalks, and drainage in the area
Eliminating environmental hazards such as trash, vacant or dilapidated buildings and overgrown lots
Upgrading parks and recreational facilities
Providing resources for neighborhood organizing and leadership development
Providing assistance to neighborhoods for development of plans and strategies to encourage appropriate development
Providing incentives for the development of neighborhood stores in under-served areas
Involving citizens in violence reduction and crime prevention efforts
Providing after-school programs and childcare for children and youth
Providing wellness programs for infants, youth and adults
Programming to address discrimination and support diversity

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* 33. Economic Development (Please identify your priorities by clicking on the appropriate bubble.)

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Making low-interest business development loans to people with low or moderate incomes
Financing projects that increase jobs
Providing financing for job training programs

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* 34. Write any other comments regarding housing and community development in the space below that you would like to share with us.

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