This survey will help the cities of Bend and Redmond determine the barriers to housing choice that exist in the region, and will help us determine how our federal funds should be spent.

Impediments to fair housing are any actions, omissions, or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin that restrict housing choices or the availability of housing choice, or any actions, omissions, or decisions that have this effect.

“The principles embodied in the concept of Fair Housing are fundamental to healthy communities and that communities must be encouraged and supported to include real, effective, fair housing strategies in their overall planning and development process, not only because it’s the law, but because it’s the right thing to do.”
- The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
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* 5. What about a neighborhood is most important to you?

  Most Important Moderately important Not very important Least Important
Access to quality education
Racially integrated neighborhood
Economically integrated neighborhood
Access to jobs
Transportation options and affordability
Other (please complete question below)

* 6. If you chose "other" in question 5 above, please explain

* 7. If availability and cost were not an obstacle, would you choose to live in the same neighborhood you live in now?

* 8. Regarding neighborhood choice in previous question, why would you choose to stay or move?

* 9. Do you believe you have faced housing discrimination in the past 5 years?

* 10. If you faced housing discrimination, what did you do about it?

* 11. What was the basis of the discrimination you faced?

* 12. If you have faced housing discrimination, please describe more.

* 13. What do you see as the top barrier to fair housing choice, if any, within Deschutes County and/or the Cities of Bend and Redmond?

* 15. Have you been denied service or been unable to access services of a housing provider due to disability?

* 16. Do you believe landlords in Central Oregon refuse to rent to people with these characteristics?

* 17. If you checked a box in the previous question, please provide some more information about why you believe landlords refuse to rent to those you selected.

* 18. Do you ever have trouble keeping your car going?

* 19. Do you drive more than 5 miles to work?

* 20. How satisfied are you with your current transportation options to your work?

  Completely dissatisfied A little dissatisfied A little satisfied Completely satisfied Do not use
Public transportation - Fixed Route
Dial a Ride
Walking (maintenance and availability of trails or sidewalks)
Biking (bike trails, bike lanes, etc.)
Alternative transportation (Taxis, Uber, Lyft, car share, etc.)
Personal vehicle

* 23. What is your race?

* 24. Are you of Hispanic ethnicity?

* 25. Optional: enter your email address if you would like to be contacted about future fair housing meetings.

* 26. How did you find out about this survey?