Financial Stability Housing Team Survey
We are working together with other agencies to address the housing problem in Jackson. The following questions are being asked to make sure we are focusing on the things that touch the most people and are not assuming that we know the answers. We need the answers from you. If you are interested in continuing to hear about the work that we are doing or would like to participate, please leave your contact information at the end of the survey.
 
1.

Please tell us what organization you received this survey from. 

AWARE
CAA
DHHS
TTI
Do'chas
Jackson Housing Commission
Jackson Interfaith Shelter
Michigan Works Southeast
Area Agency on Aging
Other  
2.

What is your age:

 

16-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65-69
70+
3.
What is your family size?

 

1
2
3
4
5
6
7+
4.

Race/Ethnicity - optional

African American
Hispanic/Latino
Caucasian
American Indian
Asian
Multiple Races
Other  
5.

Where do you currently live?

City of Jackson
Vandercook Lake Area
Michigan Center Area
Summit Township - other than Vandercook
Blackman Township
Parma Area
Springport Area
Munith Area
Northwest Area
East Jackson Area
Brooklyn Area
Concord Area
Hanover Horton Area
Spring Arbor Area
Rives Junction Area
Grass Lake Area
Columbia Area
Outside of Jackson County
Other  
6.
When you are looking for housing (or looked for housing in the past) which of the following was true? - Please select all that apply.
Apartments/houses are too small for my family.
Apartments/houses are too big for my family.
Apartments/houses were not clean or in good repair.
I could not afford rent because my income is limited.
Apartments/houses I could afford were in unsafe neighborhoods.
Apartments/houses are too expensive.
I need a house/apartment with utilities included.
I am unable to afford a water deposit if it is required.
I need a unit that is accessible because someone in my family is disabled.
My credit kept me from getting the house/apartment that I wanted.
My legal history kept me from getting the housing that I wanted?
I don't have a credit history and that kept me from getting the housing that I wanted.
I was unable to apply because I couldn't afford an application fee.
I found the house/apartment that I wanted easily.
I did not have difficulty affording my house/apartment.
I was able to find my house/apartment and have assistance paying my rent monthly from Section 8 or a community agency.
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7.

Have you been without housing in the last year?

Yes
No
8.
Have you lived with families and/or friends in the last year because you were without housing?
Yes
No
9.

How many times have you moved in the last year?

0
1
2
3
4+
10.
If you moved in the last year, did you want to?
Yes
No
11.

If you moved in the last year, what was the reason for your move? 

Found a more affordable rental unit
Purchased a house
Evicted
Landlord lost house
Moved to safer neighborhood
Moved to be closer to better school for my children
Moved to a unit that fit my family size
Moved to a better unit that needed less maintenance
Other  
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12.

Do you live in Jackson Housing Commission public housing?

Yes
No
13.

Do you live in or have you lived in Section 8 housing through the Jackson Housing Commission?

Yes
No
14.
Do you have Section 8 through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA/McKinney)?

 

Yes
No
15.

Have you lost your ability to get Section 8 in the past because you didn't find a unit within your 60 or 90 days?

Yes
No
16.
Where would you prefer to live?
 Prefer to live Might like to live Don't want to live/can't live   
City of Jackson   
Surrounding City of Jackson (Summit Township, Vandercook, Blackman, Spring Arbor, Michigan Center)   
Rural Northwest (Springport, Rives Junction)   
Rural Southwest (Concord, Parma, Hanover, Horton)   
Rural Northeast (Pleasant Lake, Munith, Waterloo)   
Rural Southeast (Grass Lake, Napoleon, Brooklyn, Columbia)   
Outside of Jackson County   
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17.

If you want to move outside Jackson County, where would you want to live?

 

50 characters left.
18.

Are your housing choices limited by your need for public transportation?

Yes
No
19.
Optional: If you would like to participate in our work around housing or want to be included in information sharing, please enter the information indicated below.

By entering my personal information, I consent to receive email communications from the survey author's organization based on the information collected.

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Last Name:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
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