Community Survey: Purple Line Housing

When it’s done, the new, Purple Line rail line will run for 16 miles from downtown Bethesda to the New Carrollton Metro station, with 10 stations in Montgomery County and 11 in Prince George’s County running through Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Long Branch, Langley Park, College Park, and Riverdale. See the map below.

The Purple Line Corridor Coalition is made up of committed organizations across the region who formed because of a concern about the lack of affordable housing in the corridor.  The Coalition is commissioning a Housing Action Plan along the Purple Line Corridor to understand how it can help to ensure that quality housing choices are available for all residents.

The goal of the Purple Line Housing Action Plan is to ensure housing opportunities are available for people of all incomes in communities throughout the corridor, especially current low, middle-income, and transit-dependent residents.

The plan will outline specific goals, strategies and actions agreed upon by participating organizations, agencies, and other stakeholders.

Please take a moment to complete this survey. By giving us your feedback, you can help us align our goals and priorities with your perspective and with others who will live in and around the proposed line. 

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* 1. Where do you live?

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* 2. As someone who lives or works along the Purple Line corridor, what would need to happen for you to consider it a success for you, your neighbors and your community?

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* 3. To create and preserve a diverse mix of housing options along the Purple Line, we know that we need a mix of households at different incomes, how do you think the coalition should prioritize that mix?  Please rank order the following five options:

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* 4. To create and preserve a diverse mix of housing options along the Purple Line, we know that we also need a mix of different households both large and small.  Tell us how you would prioritize the housing that is built and preserved along the Purple line?

Please rank order the following four options:

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* 5. I am currently:

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* 6. To create and preserve a diverse mix of housing options along the Purple Line, we know that we also need a mix of different households both renters and homeowners. Of the three options below, which is the most important to focus on in this plan?

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* 7. To create and preserve a diverse mix of housing along the Purple Line, we’ll need dedicated sources of public funding to increase access to decent, affordable homes for families and individuals.  How strongly would you support such an increase in Prince George’s and Montgomery, even if it might mean moving some of the funding from other parts of County budgets? 

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* 8. There are a lot of neighborhoods that will border the Purple Line. Are there particular neighborhoods where you think we should start to build and preserve affordable housing first?  If so, tell us why you’d like to start in those neighborhoods?

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* 9. If you were part of the planning team for the Purple Line, what would you be sure to include in the Housing Action Plan?      What would you leave out?

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* 10. I would like to:

For more info on the Purple Line Corridor Coalition: http://purplelinecorridor.org/

 If you have any questions about this survey, contact Steve Brigham at steve@publicengagementassociates.com or 202-329-2968.
Thank you for sharing your ideas in this important effort!

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