The City of Gainesville is required to submit a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive federal grant funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).  The Consolidated Plan sets the City's strategic objectives to address housing and community development needs through HUD funding and other resources. The Annual Action Plan outlines how the City will spend the funds it receives annually from HUD.
The City anticipates it will receive approximately $1,244,102 in CDBG funds and $439,775 in HOME funds for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. CDBG funds may be used for public facilities and infrastructure projects, public services, affordable housing related projects, homelessness, and economic development activities. Projects must principally benefit low-and moderate-income persons. HOME funds are used to provide affordable housing opportunities to low-income households.
Your participation in this survey enables the City of Gainesville to prioritize its HUD funding. YOUR RESPONSES ARE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. For questions about this survey or accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact John Wachtel, City of Gainesville Housing and Community Development, at: (352) 393-8565 or by email at:



* 1. Are you a:

* 2. If you are a business, non-profit, service provider, or other group, please indicate the type of organization you represent or the clients you serve. Check all that apply.

* 3. What do you think are the three most pressing needs in the City of Gainesville? Please note that this is an open-ended question. Enter your priorities in the boxes below.


Below is a series of questions that will assist in prioritizing how CDBG and HOME funds are allocated over the next five years (2018-2022).  Please prioritize the following housing and community development needs in the City of Gainesville by ranking each either "high" need, "low" need, or "no" need as explained below.

High Need - The City should use federal funds made available through this process to address this need as a PRIORITY .
Low Need - The City should use federal funds made available through this process to address this need ONLY if federal funds are available or other public and private funds are not.
No Need - The City should NOT USE federal funds made available through this process for these activities as these needs  are adequately met by other sources of funding.

* 4. Please rank the following housing needs in Gainesville:

  High Need Low Need No Need
Down payment Assistance/1st time homebuyer program
Special needs housing (including persons with HIV/AIDS, the elderly, and persons with disabilities)
Owner-occupied rehabilitation including emergency home repair
Rental rehabilitation
Affordable Rental Housing
Affordable Homes for Purchase
Lead-Based Paint Testing/Abatement
Removal of architectural barriers and accessibility
Energy efficiency improvements

* 5. Please rank the following Homeless Needs in Gainesville:

  High Need Low Need No Need
Shelters for homeless persons and victims of domestic violence
Homelessness prevention including rental assistance and rapid rehousing
Outreach to homeless persons
Permanent housing
Transitional housing
Supportive housing programs

* 6. Please rank the following Public Facilities and Public Infrastructure Needs in Gainesville:

  High Need Low Need No Need
Child Care centers
Community centers and facilities (youth centers, senior centers, etc.)
Community parks, recreational facilities and cultural centers
Public safety offices (fire, police, emergency management)
Public Infrastructure including (streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, etc.)

* 7. Please rank the following Economic and Community Development Needs in Gainesville:

  High Need Low Need No Need
Commercial Rehabilitation/Façade improvement for businesses
Financial assistance for community organizations
Financial assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses
Historic preservation efforts
Increased code enforcement efforts
Redevelopment/rehabilitation/demolition of blighted properties
Employment training or technical assistance services

* 8. Please rank the following Public Service Needs in Gainesville:

  High Need Low Need No Need
Services for Neglected/Abused children
Child Care
Services for Persons with Disabilities
Domestic Violence Services
Services for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
Substance Abuse Education/Services
Crime Prevention
Employment Training
Food Banks/ Meal Services
Housing Counseling
Legal Services
Health Services
Mental Health Services
Financial Education
Senior Services
Transportation Assistance
Youth Services
Veterans Assistance
Fair Housing Enforcement/Counseling

* 9. If you are a resident of the City of Gainesville, in which zip code do you live?

* 10. If you work in Gainesville or are a member of a community organization, which zip code do you work in or serve?

* 11. What is your age group?

* 12. Are you:

* 13. What is your race?

* 14. Are languages other than English spoken in your household? (please check all that apply)

* 15. What is your total household income?

* 16. How many people currently live in your household?

* 17. Is anyone in your household disabled?

* 18. What is your current housing status?

* 19. Which type of housing do you live in?

* 20. What share of your monthly income is used for housing expenses (including utility expenses)?