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This survey is intended for year-round residents of Block Island that may need assistance finding suitable housing within their budget.  The purpose of this survey is to collect data on housing needs for year-round residents of Block Island.  Please complete one survey per household.  Having accurate data will assist the Town in identifying and implementing the most appropriate strategies to increase the supply of affordable and attainable housing on the island.  Addressing the local housing needs as effectively and efficiently as possible is a top priority of the community and we thank you for your willingness to answer the following questions. 

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* 1. How many adults live in your household?

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* 2. How many children under age 18 live in your household?

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* 3. What is your average head of household age range?

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* 4. Does your household live on Block Island 12 months of the year?

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* 5. Are you currently an employee of the Town of New Shoreham?

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* 6. Do you own the residence you live in on Block Island?

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* 7. Do you rent the residence you live in on Block Island?

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* 8. Do you live in housing owned by your or your spouse’s employer?

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* 9. How long have you lived in your current rental?

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* 10. Is your rental year-round / 12 months?

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* 11. Check all that apply regarding your household’s current housing.

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* 12. What housing type best fits your needs?

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* 13. List in order of preference

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* 14. How many bedrooms does your household need?

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* 17. Are you interested in deed-restricted homeownership?

Deed-restricted homeownership is a mechanism for preserving the long-term affordability of units whose price was reduced to below-market levels through a government or philanthropic subsidy, zoning density bonus, or affordability incentive. Note there would be restrictions on any subsequent sale of the home (i.e. sales price, income eligible buyer).

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* 18. The following are the current household income limits for eligibility for low-and-moderate income deed-restricted housing in our area. What is the highest Area Median Income percentage under which your household income falls below (for your household size)?

 Area Median Income  1 person  2 person  3 person  4 person  5 person  6 person  7 person  8 person
 80%  $52,550  $60,500  $67,550  $75,050 $81,100 $87,100 $93,100 $99,100
 100%  $66,150  $75,600  $85,050  $94,500 $102,050 $109,600 $117,200 $124,750
 120%  $79,400  $90,700  $102,050  $113,400 $122,450 $131,500 $140,650 $149,700
 140%  $92,610  $105,840  $119,070  $132,300 $142,870 $153,440 $164,080 $174,650

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* 19. Does your household have any special needs in regards to housing?

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* 20. What would you say is your biggest barrier to finding suitable year-round housing on Block Island?

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* 21. Please provide your contact information.

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