2020 Non-Housing Community Needs Assessment Survey

Each year, the Washtenaw Urban County develops an Action Plan to specify projects and programs activities that the County intends to implement with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds in order to address housing and community development needs in the Urban County. During the period July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021, in alignment with the Urban County’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, the goals for investment of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are to strengthen our local communities, particularly in lower-income areas, with services and projects that include:
·       Affordable housing (homeowner and rental);

·       Community infrastructure and facility improvements (examples include parks improvements, community center expansions/improvements, non-motorized and accessibility improvements)

·       Human services provided by local non-profits;

·       Assistance for low- and moderate-income homeowners to maintain their homes; and

·       Services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

During summer of 2017 we received an abundance of feedback about housing and neighborhood needs from the nearly 800 county residents who responded to the Washtenaw County Housing and Neighborhood Survey (click here for a summary of results). This was conducted as part of a larger Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing initiative that will help inform goals in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for 2018-2022. 

This following survey provides a way for County residents to give real-time input about non-housing needs in your community and neighborhood. Your participation will help county elected officials and staff better understand the types of services needed in your community. Thank you in advance for your valuable input.