Your fair housing rights are your rights to live where you choose without facing discrimination because of your race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, or family status. 

This survey is conducted to understand and assess the fair housing needs of the residents of Laredo, Texas. Please answer each question to the best of your abilities. All responses will be kept confidential. 

* 3. What do you see as current barriers to fair housing choice, if any, within the  city of Laredo? (Check all that apply)

* 6. Please select where you live in Laredo:

* 7. What is your zip code?

* 8. Of which race do you consider yourself a member?

* 9. What ethnic group do you consider yourself a member?

* 10. What is your primary language that you use at home?

* 11. What is your age group?

* 12. Do you have children under the age of 18 in your household?

* 13. Is anyone in your household disabled?

* 14. What is your current marital status?

* 15. What is your annual household income?

* 16. What housing and neighborhood features are most important to you? Select all that apply

* 17. What would improve housing for you, your family and/or friends?

* 18. What is the biggest obstacle stopping you from living where you want in Laredo?

* 19. What steps could the City of Laredo take to improve your housing choices?

* 20. Have you ever felt that you were not treated fairly when looking to buy or rent a home? If so, was it due to:

* 21. Rate the quality of physical accessibility in your community for all the following areas:

  Poor Average Excellent No Opinion
Government services, facilities and programs
Public infrastructure (sidewalks, streets, crossings, etc.)
Public transportation
Quality schools and educational programs

* 22. If you have ever experienced difficulty in finding rental housing or achieving homeownership due to a disability, indicate the type of barriers you have encountered. (Check all that apply.)

* 23. Which of the following best describes your home living situation?

* 24. Select the option that best describes the type of housing you live in.

* 25. How affordable is your current housing situation? (Total housing cost = rent or mortgage plus utilities)

* 26. Do you live in or receive assistance from any of the following types of publicly supported housing programs?

* 27. Please rate the importance of the following factors based on how much they affect access to publicly supported housing in your community.

  Not Important Moderately Important Extremely Important No Opinion
Community opposition
Services for victims of domestic violence (Including dating violence, sexual assault and stalking)
Translation services
Affordable housing information programs
Local and regional cooperation
Admissions and occupancy policies and procedures
Land use and zoning laws

* 28. If you had a choice, would you continue to live in your neighborhood?

* 29. How does the availability of public transportation options (bus, train,etc.) affect your daily commute?

* 30. If you answered in question 29 that public transit is inadequate, please indicate why.

* 31. Rate the importance of the following factors based on how much they affect racial and ethnic integration in your community.

  Not Important Moderately Important Extremely Important No Opinion
Community support
Economic pressures (rising rents / housing prices, gentrification)
Deteriorated and abandoned properties
Community revitalization strategies
Private investment in neighborhoods
Government investment in neighborhoods (services or amenities)
Regional cooperation between cities
Land use and zoning laws
Access to financial services (i.e., banks / loans)
Affordable housing availability
Housing occupancy codes and limits
Source of income / private discrimination (landlords not accepting HCV holders, etc.)

* 32. Which of the following methods do you think would best affirmatively further fair housing in your community?

* 33. In the space below, please provide any additional comments regarding access to opportunity and fair housing choices in Laredo.

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying or securing financing for any housing. If you think your rights have been violated, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

If you have questions or comments, regarding this survey, please contact the City of Laredo’s Community Development Department at 1301 Farragut 3rd Floor, East Wing, Laredo, Texas 78040, Phone: 956-795-2675 ,Fax: (956) 795-2689, or
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