The City of Fort Worth is asking for your help with a fair housing study. This study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving federal housing and community development grant funds.

This process includes asking Fort Worth residents across the city for their opinions. All answers are anonymous and will only be used as part of the analysis for the study report.

Thank you for contributing to the study!

* 1. How old are you?

* 2. What is your sex/gender?

* 3. What is your race?

* 4. What is your ethnicity?

* 5. How many people under the age of 18 are living in your household?

* 6. What is your primary language that you use at home?

* 7. Are you, or someone in your household, living with a disability?

* 8. If you answered "No" to question 7, skip to question 11. If you answered "Yes" to question 7, indicate the type of disability. (Check all that apply.)

* 9. Rate the quality of physical accessibility in your community for all the following areas:

  Poor Average Excellent No Opinion
Government services, facilities and programs
Public infrastructure (sidewalks, streets, crossings, etc.)
Public transportation
Quality schools and educational programs
Employment
Housing

* 10. If you have ever experienced difficulty in finding rental housing or achieving homeownership due to a disability, indicate the type of barriers you have encountered. (Check all that apply.)

* 11. What city do you live in?

* 12. In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

* 13. Which of the following best describes your home living situation?

* 14. Select the option that best describes the type of housing you live in.

* 15. How affordable is your current housing situation? (Total housing cost = rent or mortgage plus utilities)

* 16. Do you live in or receive assistance from any of the following types of publicly supported housing programs?

* 17. Please rate the importance of the following factors based on how much they affect access to publicly supported housing in your community.

  Not Important Moderately Important Extremely Important No Opinion
Community opposition
Services for victims of domestic violence (Including dating violence, sexual assault and stalking)
Translation services
Affordable housing information programs
Local and regional cooperation
Admissions and occupancy policies and procedures
Land use and zoning laws

* 18. How long have you lived in your neighborhood?

* 19. If you had a choice, would you continue to live in your neighborhood?

* 20. If you answered "No" to question 19, have you experienced difficulty in finding safe, quality housing that you could afford in a more desirable neighborhood?

* 21. If you answered "Yes" to question 20, what difficulties have you faced in relocating to a more desirable neighborhood?

* 22. Have you been denied housing or home financing due to any of the following reasons? (Check all that apply.)

* 23. If you answered "No" to question 22, skip to question 24.
If you have been denied housing due to one of the reasons listed in the previous question, did you file a fair housing complaint with any of the following government agencies / departments?

* 24. How does the availability of public transportation options (bus, train, MITS, etc.) affect your daily commute?

* 25. If you answered in question 24 that public transit is inadequate, please indicate why.

* 26. Which of the following methods do you think would best affirmatively further fair housing in your community? 

* 27. Rate the importance of the following factors based on how much they affect racial and ethnic integration in your community.

  Not Important Moderately Important Extremely Important No Opinion
Community support
Economic pressures (rising rents / housing prices, gentrification)
Deteriorated and abandoned properties
Community revitalization strategies
Private investment in neighborhoods
Government investment in neighborhoods (services or amenities)
Regional cooperation between cities
Land use and zoning laws
Access to financial services (i.e., banks / loans)
Affordable housing availability
Housing occupancy codes and limits
Source of income / private discrimination (landlords not accepting HCV holders, etc.)

* 28. Rate the importance of the following factors based on how much you believe they affect access to opportunity in your community.

  Not Important Moderately Important Extremely Important No Opinion
Access to financial services
Affordable housing availablity
Private investment in neighborhoods
Government investment in neighborhoods
Regional cooperation between cities
Land use and zoning laws
High housing cost
Housing occupancy codes and limits
Source of income discrimination
Housing programs for lower income households
Private descrimination
Location of quality schools
School choice
Location of employers
Environmental health hazards

* 29. In the space below, please provide any additional comments regarding access to opportunity and fair housing choices in Fort Worth.

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying or securing financing for any housing. the prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion sex, disability and the presence of children. If you think your rights have been violated, contact the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Unit or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Human Relations Unit                                                           Fort Worth Regional Office of FWEO
City of Fort Worth                                                                  801 Cherry St., Unit #45
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Fort Worth, TX 76104                                                              Fort Worth, TX 76102              
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