Lower Merion Township currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary objectives of the CDBG program are to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods.

HUD requires the Municipality to develop a Consolidated Plan every five years to guide the programming of CDBG funds. HUD encourages towns to consult with interested parties including agencies, groups, organizations, income-eligible persons and other interested parties. The Consolidated Plan will describe the Municipality’s housing needs, non-housing community development needs and homelessness needs. Your responses to the following survey will help us prepare those summaries and describe our strategies for addressing those issues during the next five years.

This is an anonymous survey.  Responses will be summarized and individual responses will not be shared.  Please complete this survey only once. The survey will remain open until March 15, 2020. Please forward a link to this survey to anyone else that you feel would be interested in participating.

Thank you for your time and participation!

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* 1. How would you best describe yourself?

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* 2. Please tell us in which Ward you reside:

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* 3. What is the name of your neighborhood? 

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* 4. What is your zip code? 

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* 5. Please rank the most common HOUSING problems your community faces using the choices below:

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* 6. Listed below are general types of activities addressed by various programs in Lower Merion.  Low Income is defined as a household whose income does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for the area.  Moderate Income is defined as a household whose income is between 50 percent and 80 percent of the median income for the area.  

Please rank how important these activities are to the LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PERSONS in your community:

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* 7. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Homeownership:

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* 8. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Affordable Rental Housing:

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* 9. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Housing for Persons with Special Needs:

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* 10. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Infrastructure:

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* 11. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Community Services for Low and Moderate Income Persons:

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* 12. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Public Facilities for Low & Moderate Income Neighborhoods:

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* 13. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Homelessness:

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* 14. Please tell us how important each of the following is to you and/or your community by ranking each activity or program.

Elimination of Blight:

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* 15. For your household, please indicate the following:

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* 16. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 17. Please select the type of home you live in:

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* 18. Which of the following are the most important reasons you decided to live in your neighborhood?

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* 19. How safe do you feel walking in your neighborhood during the day time?

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* 20. How safe do you feel walking in your neighborhood at night?

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* 21. If you had a choice, would you continue to live in Lower Merion?

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* 22. Please check any programs you or people you know would be interested in:

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* 23. How long have you lived in your current housing?

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* 24. Which of the following describes your current status?

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* 25. Please check your highest level of education:

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* 26. Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino?

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* 27. What race or cultural group do you consider yourself to be a part of?

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* 28. What is your household’s yearly income range (from all sources)?

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