Housing Policy Workgroup Stakeholder Survey

A new collaborative housing policy workgroup is forming to research, recommend and advocate for implementation of new tools and policies to encourage building of workforce housing in Bend.

Please take this survey to tell us of your interest in serving on the workgroup, or just to share general feedback about the project.

The first large group stakeholder meeting is likely to happen in late October or early November. 

* 1. Please share your contact information.

* 2. Are you interested in being a member of this housing policy workgroup?

* 3. If interested in participating, please describe why your skills and experience make you a good fit for this workgroup. Just write N/A if you would like to give other feedback in this survey but don't want to be on the workgroup. 

* 4. In what ways could you envision yourself participating?

* 5. How much time would you be willing to devote to this workgroup per month for the next 12 months?

* 6. The workgroup is considering several focus areas, including:
  • Development code changes and rezones that could spur building of workforce housing 
  • Incentives for developers to build middle-market housing 
  • Recommendations on regulations regarding topics like annexation policies, land-use laws, rent control, etc. 
  • Philanthropy and community education projects
Are these the right focus areas for the group? If not, what focus areas should be added or removed?

* 7. In your opinion, in what order should the workgroup tackle the following focus areas? Please rank the options from 1-5, with 1 being the most important focus area.

* 8. Who should be invited to participate in this workgroup? You may list organizations and individuals.

* 9. What advice do you have for organizers of the workgroup?

* 10. Please help us find a name for this workgroup. Are there words that would make a strong acronym or that could be shortened in other ways to well represent this group?