2021 El Dorado Homelessness Solutions and Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey

El Dorado County and the Continuum of Care are leading a community planning process, including a community-wide survey to inform a gaps analysis and strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness in El Dorado County. The purpose of this survey is to hear what you think about homelessness in El Dorado County. The information you provide is anonymous and the survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

The survey will close on May 28, 2021. 

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. What is your race?

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* 4. What is your ethnicity?

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* 5. What is your living situation?

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* 6. Please select the group(s) with which you most closely identify.

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* 7. Where do you live in El Dorado County?

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* 8. As part of your job, do you regularly come in contact with people experiencing homelessness?

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* 9. If your answer to question 8 is yes, please indicate in what capacity. If your answer above is no, please select "other" and enter n/a.

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* 10. What do you believe are the top 2 challenges that your organization faces in providing services to individuals experiencing homelessness? 

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* 11. Please indicate how strongly you agree with the following statements: 
I or someone I know has experienced homelessness in El Dorado County.

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* 12. I or someone I know has been concerned about finding an affordable place to live in El Dorado County.

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* 13. I think many people in my community could be just one or two unforeseen circumstances away from becoming homeless. 

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* 14. I think that most people who are homeless in El Dorado County come from somewhere else. 

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* 15. I think that many people who are living on the streets in El Dorado County are there by choice. 

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* 16. How has homelessness in El Dorado County had a direct impact on your life? What effect has it had on you personally? Please be specific. 

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* 17. What is your assessment of the existing supply of housing for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness related to demand? 

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* 18. What are the greatest barriers to finding permanent and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County? Please select up to 3.

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* 19. What kinds of supportive services are most needed for people experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County? Please select up to 5.

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* 20. What do you think are the biggest roadblocks to keeping El Dorado County from ending homelessness? Please select up to 3. 

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* 21. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement: In the El Dorado County homeless system of care, everyone is treated fairly and has equal access to homeless services and housing in the community, regardless of who they are.

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* 22. The homeless system of care and homeless services available in the community are effectively serving people who are non-English speaking or who have limited-English proficiency.

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* 23. What is most critical for improving cultural competency in the community and among service providers? 

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* 24. I believe it is possible to significantly reduce homelessness in El Dorado County. 

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* 25. I would support funding for new Permanent Supportive Housing (i.e. long-term housing and supportive services for persons with disabling conditions). 

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* 26. I would support funding for new Permanent Supportive Housing (i.e. long-term housing and supportive services for persons with disabling conditions). 

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* 27. I would support funding for new short-term rental assistance with or without case management. 

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* 28. I would support construction of additional housing units in an existing zoning area or neighborhood, if it will assist those experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County. 

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* 29. I support converting motels to permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness.

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* 30. I support providing safe, sanctioned places for people experiencing homelessness to camp temporarily (e.g. safe parking or pop-up shelters). 

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* 31. I support providing more medical, mental health and substance use care to people experiencing homelessness. 

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* 32. What other facilities or initiatives would make the biggest impact on people experiencing homelessness in El Dorado County? Please rank in order of need.

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* 33. What populations need more attention in the response to homelessness. 

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* 34. What stakeholders would you like to see play a bigger role in addressing homelessness?

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* 35. What is going well with the current responses to homelessness?

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* 36. What is the most important thing that needs to change in order to be on the path to ending homelessness?

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* 37. Is there any other feedback you would like to share about homelessness? 

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