All six Island Towns are developing Housing Production Plans to help address the Vineyard's Housing Crisis. You can help shape the zoning and housing policies your town will use to create housing people can afford by taking this brief 5 minute survey. This will provide us information about your housing needs and your priorities and concerns about housing issues.

* 1. Have you been able to find the housing situation you need?

* 2. What are your priorities when it comes to solving the Island's housing challenges? (please rank in order of priority)

* 3. What  island housing strategies do you support? Please indicate how much you favor each strategy.

  Completely Disfavor Disfavor Somewhat Favor Somewhat Completely Favor
Increasing density in certain areas where density already exists
Increasing density in certain rural areas outside of town
Taxing seasonal home rentals to create an affordable housing fund
Creating a Housing Bank with a transfer tax similar to the Land Bank
Creating dormitory/youth hostel type housing for seasonal workers
Allowing the conversion of existing homes into two family or multi-family housing
Allowing multi-family housing to be built in specifically designated parts of town
Allowing the addition of guest houses and accessory apartments

* 4. How long have you lived in the Vineyard?

* 5. When did you move into your current home?

* 6. Please describe your current housing situation.

* 7. What percentage of your income do you spend on housing including utilities, insurance and taxes if applicable?

* 8. What town do you currently live in?

* 9. What is your age?

* 10. What is your marital status?

* 11. How many people, including yourself, live in your home ?

* 12. What is your approximate average household income?

* 13.  Is there anything you want to add to the discussion or tell your Selectmen, Planning Board and Affordable Housing Committee about addressing the housing crisis??

* 14. Thank you for completing this survey. We value your opinion and hope you'll continue to contribute to the process. The schedule of upcoming meetings in your town and information about Housing Production Plans can be found at http://www.mvcommission.org/housing-production-plan. Contact your Planning Board if you have any questions.

Please provide your e-mail if you would like to receive follow up information and any additional housing surveys.

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