Survey on Housing & Homelessness
Closes June 24, 2021

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Thank you for taking the time to participate in our survey!   
 
The Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST) invests resources, creates policy and partners to provide housing stability, resolve episodes of homelessness, and create housing opportunities. Our vision is to create a healthy, housed and connected Denver. Learn more about us at www.denvergov.org/housing.
 
Earlier last year, we began a five year strategic planning process. Through significant stakeholder input, we have developed a framework that includes four key focus areas: Homelessness Resolution, Housing Stability, Housing Opportunity, and Operations. 
 
Through our work with stakeholders to date, we have identified initial goals in each of these focus areas and are asking for your input to help shape the plan and our priorities.  
 
Thank you for taking the time to help inform our work so we can better serve our community. 

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* 1. Have you, or anyone in your family, ever experienced homelessness?

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* 2. Have you, or anyone in your family, ever experienced an eviction or foreclosure?

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* 3. Would you be open to more affordable housing located in your neighborhood?

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* 4. Would you be open to a temporary, managed campsite in your neighborhood to help connect people experiencing homelessness with support services and housing? 

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* 5. Are you familiar with the Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST)?

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* 6. The Department of Housing Stability has identified equity as its overarching core value. We assess decisions through a lens of equity for benefit, burden, and unintended consequences for historically marginalized communities. We use data to inform our work so that race can no longer predict housing outcomes. How do you feel about this value statement in relation to housing and homelessness in our city?

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The following questions each list a draft goal with possible ways HOST could measure that goal. Please react to each of these goals on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 indicating that this should not be a priority and 5 indicating this should be a top priority. We suggest reacting largely to the stated goal in bold since the example measures may change.

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* 7. Expand housing for people experiencing homelessness
(for example, increase households served through housing programs, ensure an increased percentage of people maintain housing.)

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* 8. Address unsheltered homelessness 
(for example, decrease the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, increase permanent housing outcomes from outreach, increase number of tiny homes and safe outdoor spaces available.)

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* 9. Ensure shelter facilities continue to be open 24/7 and emphasize people moving into housing
(for example, reduce average length of time people experience homelessness in a shelter, increase permanent housing outcomes from shelter.)

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* 10. Improve supports for families experiencing homelessness
(for example, reduce average length of time families experience homelessness, increase permanent housing outcomes for families.)

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* 11. Reduce evictions 
(for example, reduce city-wide eviction rate, reduce eviction rate in high-eviction neighborhoods.)

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* 12. Reduce foreclosures 
(for example, reduce city-wide foreclosure rate, reduce foreclosure rate in high-foreclosure neighborhoods.)

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* 13. Help households remain in their home and community 
of choice 
(for example, reduce moves based on school district data.)

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* 14. Preserve affordable housing units
(for example, preserve percentage of HOST’s income-restricted stock, increase number of units preserved in high opportunity neighborhoods and neighborhoods at risk of involuntary displacement.)

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* 15.  Expand homeownership opportunities for black and 
indigenous people of color (BIPOC)-led households 
(for example, reduce the gap in homeownership between white and BIPOC households.)

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* 16. Increase affordable housing supply
(for example, reduce cost burden rate for low- and moderate-income households, increase number of units created by need (such as deeply affordable, larger units, supportive housing).

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* 17. Expand communications and community engagement 
(for example, increase number of community engagement sessions annually; increase unique visits, views and time on website.)

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* 18. Expand and support partnerships through transparent, efficient,
and effective procurement, procurement, contracting, and financial processes
(for example, reduce length of time to fully execute contract, reduce length of time to procurement decision .)

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* 19. Ensure data is available to enhance transparency and accountability, inform decisionmaking, and support improvement.
(for example, increase percent of partners trained on reporting systems, create publicly available finance and performance dashboards.)

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* 20. Advance regional approaches in HOST’s work 
(for example, reduce veteran homelessness in connection with regional Built for Zero efforts, explore regional affordable housing tax, establish regional dedicated funding stream for housing stability and preservation.)

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* 21. Are there any other comments/suggestions you have for the five-year strategic plan regarding these goals, or other aspects of HOST?

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* 22. Which of the following best describes your role in relationship to housing and homelessness?

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* 23. What is your age?

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* 24. What is your gender identity?

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* 25. Do you identify as transgender?

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* 26. What is your race?

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* 27. What is your ethnicity?

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* 28. What is your zip code?

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* 29. What is your Denver City Council district?

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* 30. Would you like to receive updates and information about HOST and the development of the 5-Year Plan?

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* 31. Would you be open to learning more about affordable housing?

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* 32. What is your name? (optional)

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* 33. What is your email address? (optional)

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* 34. What is your phone number? (optional)

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