Baraga County Housing Survey
The Baraga County Housing Task Force was created by the Baraga County Economic Development Corporation and the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce with the participation of elected officials and local business leaders. They are looking for your help in understanding the housing needs of our community, so they may chart a direction for their work. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. If you wish to provide your contact details at the end of the survey, you will be entered in a prize drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate to Ojibwa BP in Baraga. Thank you to the Ojibwa BP for their donation. You must respond by August 19th to be included in the drawing.

This survey takes approximately 10 min to complete.
 
1.

Which of the following best describes your current housing situation?

Homeowner
Renter
Living with others and NOT paying rent or mortgage
Living with others and assisting with paying rent or mortgage
2.
Is your primary residence in Baraga County?
Yes
If No, where
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3.
How long have you lived in your current housing unit?
Less than one year
1-3 years
4-10 years
More than 10 years
4.

What type of housing unit do you live in?

Single Family
Duplex
Townhome
Mobile home
Apartment (3 or more units)
5.
How did you first find, or find out about, your current housing unit?
Real estate agent
Word of mouth
Online real estate website listing (e.g. Zillow)
Other online listing
Social media
Print listing (e.g. newspaper)
Government/social services agency
Other  
6.

What is the range of years your current housing unit was built?

2011 to present
2001 to 2010
1991 to 2000
1971 to 1990
1951 to 1970
1900 to 1950
Before 1900
Don't know
7.
Are you satisfied with your current living conditions?
Yes
No - Home/Apt. needs repairs that I cannot afford
No - Landlord won't make repairs
No - Property Value Fell
No - Foreclosure Concerns
No - Bad/Rude/Loud Neighbors
No - Crime in Neighborhood
No - Too expensive
Other  
8.
Would you like to move from your current home or apartment and if so please tell us why?
Yes, please comment below why
No
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9.
What are the three main reasons why you haven't moved yet? (Choose All that Apply) 
Can't sell house
Can't afford to move
Can't find affordable place to live
Family is here
Need to find a new job
Family Reasons
Other  
10.

Have you attempted to find a housing unit to rent or purchase IN BARAGA COUNTY but have been unable to find a suitable option and thus had to rent or purchase elsewhere? 

If Yes, please comment below why
No
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11.

What if any types of housing, both affordable and of livable quality, have you looked for IN BARAGA COUNTY and not been able to find? Mark all that apply.

Single Family
Duplex or Townhome
Mobile home
Apartment (3 or more units)
12.

In what location did you rent/purchase after your unsuccessful search IN BARAGA COUNTY?

The current location of my primary residence (question 3)
Somewhere else (comment where below)
Have not experienced this problem
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13.

What factors are most important to you when choosing your home or apartment? (Choose All that Apply) 

Cost I can afford
Close to bus/transit stops
Close to services
Close to work
Close to shopping
Close to family/friends
Close to schools
Close to health care facilities
I/We are disabled and require accessibility
Low crime rate
Like the neighborhood
Number of bedrooms
Landlord accepts Section 8
Yard size
Other  
14.

What are the barriers, if any, that keep you from living in another part of your community? 

I don't want to live in another part of the community
Nothing
Can't afford to live anywhere else
Don't have a car
No bus services
My race/ethnicity
I'm disabled/no accessible housing elsewhere
Other  
15.

What was the greatest impediment to finding a suitable option in Baraga County's current housing stock?

Low quality
Too expensive
Too few choices
Preferred type not available at all
Transportation issues / walkability
Other  
16.

Do you feel that there is adequate affordable/handicapped accessible housing in your area? 

Yes
If not, please explain why in the comment below
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17.

If you had your choice, what is the ideal type of housing unit you would prefer to live in?

Single Family
Duplex or Townhome
Mobile home
Apartment (3 or more units)
18.

What is your age?

Less than 20 years
20 to 29 years
30 to 39 years
40 to 49 years
50 to 59 years
60 to 69 years
70 years and over
19.

 If you are employed, is your primary employment in Baraga County?

Yes
If No, comment below where
N/A
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20.

What is the range of your annual household income?

Less than $25,000
$25,000 to $34,999
$35,000 to $49,999
$50,000 to $74,999
$75,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 or more
Current Housing Costs 
If you rent, please answer questions 21 & 22. If you Own, please answer questions 23 - 26
 
21.

IF YOU RENT: What is your monthly rent? 

 

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22.
Does your rent include any utilities or other charges/fees? 
Yes, if so list them below in the comment
No
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23.

IF YOU OWN: Monthly Mortgage not including escrow

(If you don't know any of the exact amounts, enter your best estimates.)
 

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24.

Property tax (annual amount divided by 12): 

If you don't know any of the exact amounts, enter your best estimates.
 

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25.

Monthly Homeowners insurance: 

(If you don't know any of the exact amounts, enter your best estimates.)
 

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26.

Monthly Flood insurance: 

(If you don't know any of the exact amounts, enter your best estimates.)
 

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27.

Number of persons in household? 

 

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28.

We are interested in learning about seniors who want to downsize and leave a long-time single-family home for an apartment or other smaller housing unit. If you are a senior, please indicate whether this is your situation:

Yes
No
N/A
Prefer not to answer
PRIZE INCENTIVE AND FOLLOW-UP
Declining to provide the following information will have no impact on how your survey is analyzed.
 
29.
If you wish to be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Ojibwa BP in Baraga for completing this survey, please provide your contact information below:

First Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com

30.

Are you interested in sharing your contact information and responses about housing needs and preferences (questions 11-14 ONLY) for follow-up by realtors or developers that may be able to assist you? We will NOT share your information unless you answer yes.

Yes
No