We want to hear your thoughts on our town's housing needs. Litchfield's Housing Plan Steering Committee is working on a plan to address the housing needs of current and future residents and workers, as required by State statute. This Housing Plan will lay out strategies that Litchfield can implement over the next five years.  As a thank you for completing this survey, you will have the option to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 VISA gift card.

Please note: Individual responses to the survey will be ANONYMOUS; only group summary survey results will be reported.

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* 1. Please select the option that best represents your current housing situation in Litchfield:

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* 2. Please select the option that best represents who you live with (check all that apply):

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* 3. Are any of the following statements TRUE about your current housing situation (check all that apply):

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* 4. If you are currently renting, why have you chosen to do so? (choose all that apply)

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* 5. If you own rental housing in Litchfield, please share with us how many rental units you rent in town, whether you have any vacant units, and, if you don't mind, how much you rent them for.

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* 6. If you own a home, did you know that zoning allows you to convert existing space in your home into an apartment you could rent?  (Note: these are called "accessory apartments" and in some cases you can also construct an accessory dwelling in a separate backyard structure or in your garage/barn.)

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* 7. If you already have an "accessory apartment" on your property or in your home that you rent, which of the following are true:

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* 8. If you would consider adding an accessory apartment to property you own, what might you need to make that work?

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* 9. In the last 10 years, have you experienced difficulties in finding the type of housing you would like to have in Litchfield?

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* 10. IF YES, what difficulties have you experienced (check all that apply)?

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* 11. Do you anticipate that at some point, you or your parents or children might have to move out of Litchfield to find the housing you/they need?

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* 12. In the past 10 years, have your parents or adult children experienced difficulties in finding suitable housing in Litchfield?

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* 13. IF YES, what difficulties have your parents or adult children experienced? (Check all that apply)

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* 14. What types of housing do you believe the Town of Litchfield needs more of? (Check all that apply)

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* 15. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree  Agree Strongly agree
The cost or availability of housing in Litchfield affects the town's ability to attract/retain younger people or young families.
The cost or availability of housing in Litchfield affects the town's ability to keep seniors in town.
The cost or availability of housing in Litchfield affects the town's ability to recruit and/or retain fire and ambulance volunteers.
The cost or availability of housing in Litchfield affects the town's ability of people who work in town to live here.

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* 16. How long have you lived in Litchfield?

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* 17. How old are you?

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* 18. Do you live in Litchfield full-time or part-time?

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* 19. What is your current employment status? (check all that apply)

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* 20. If you have any other comments or feedback for the Litchfield Housing Plan Steering Committee related to housing issues, please include them here.

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* 21. Finally, if you would like to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 VISA gift card as a token of our thanks for taking this survey, please enter your email address or your first name and phone number here so we may contact you if you win.

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