Wyoming Community Needs Survey

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Community Needs Survey
This survey is available in alternative formats upon request.  Esta encuesta esta’ disponible en formatos alternativos a peticion.

 A.  Housing and Community Development in Wyoming
Make your voice heard. The Wyoming Business Council, along with the Wyoming Community Development Authority, Wyoming Department of Health and Wyoming Department of Family Services, is updating the Consolidated Plan for allocating U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds serving vulnerable populations.  Vulnerable populations may include low- to moderate-income families, elderly persons, abused children, victims of domestic violence, homeless persons, handicapped adults, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS and migrant farm workers.

This survey to determine needs is the first step in the process.  Your participation and responses are critically important in determining your community’s needs and in assisting the state agency partners in prioritizing how the resources will be distributed during the next five years.

This survey is anonymous and should take about 15 minutes to complete.  Thank you for your time and participation.



 
A.1.  Which area in Wyoming do you wish to address in this survey?  QUESTION REQUIRED (Select all that apply) *This question is required.
B.  Providing Decent Housing
Among the objectives of Wyoming housing programs is the provision of decent housing, which includes the enhancement of the availability and suitability of housing, and the provisions of new affordable housing opportunities throughout the state.
B.1.  Please rate the need for the following HOUSING activities in your area.
 
B.1.  Please rate the need for the following HOUSING activities in your area.  No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
Construction of new affordable for-sale housing
Construction of new affordable rental housing
First-time home-buyer assistance
Rental assistance
Homeowner housing rehabilitation
Rental housing rehabilitation
Energy efficiency retrofits
Housing demolition
Downtown housing
Mixed-use housing
Mixed-income housing
Senior-friendly housing
Retrofitting existing housing to meet seniors' needs
Preservation of federal subsidized housing
Supportive housing for people who are homeless or disabled
Rental housing for low-to-moderate income households
Workforce housing
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other types of housing activities you are considering
B.2.  Do any of the following act as barriers to the development or preservation of affordable housing in your area?  (select all that apply)
C.  Providing a Suitable Living Environment
The state of Wyoming is also interested in providing a suitable living environment for citizens of Wyoming through infrastructure, community facilities and public service projects.

 
C.1.  Please rate the need for the following INFRASTRUCTURE activities.
C.1.  Please rate the need for the following INFRASTRUCTURE activities.No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
Street and road improvement
Sidewalk improvement
Street lighting
Water system capacity improvements
Water quality improvements
Sewer system improvements
Solid waste facility improvements
Storm sewer system improvements
Flood drainage improvements
Bicycle and walking paths
Broadband and connectivity
Downtown development
Clean up of public spaces
Improved transit options
ADA accessible
Beautification/enhanced public spaces
Historic Preservation
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other types of infrastructure activities you are considering
C.2.  Please rate the need for the following COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC FACILITIES in your area.
C.2.  Please rate the need for the following COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC FACILITIES in your area.No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
Workforce training education facilities
Youth centers
Community centers
Childcare facilities
Child development facilities
Park and recreational centers/areas
Senior centers
Healthcare facilities
Residential rehabilitation treatment centers
Public buildings with improved accessibility
Cultural facilities (museums, theatres, etc.)
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other types of community and public facilities you are considering
C.3.  Please rate the need for the following HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES needs in your area.
C.3.  Please rate the need for the following HUMAN AND PUBLIC SERVICES needs in your area.No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
Emergency Services
Youth services
Senior services
Transportation services
Healthcare services
Childcare services
Fair housing activities
Fair housing education
Tenant/Landlord counseling
Homebuyer education
Crime awareness education
Mitigation of lead-based paint hazards
Mitigation of radon hazards
Mitigation of asbestos hazards
Employment services
Mental health services
Substance abuse services
Access to information about above listed services
Food bank assistance
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other types of human and public services you are considering
D.  Needs of Vulnerable Populations
Part of the Consolidated Plan involves investigation of the needs of vulnerable populations.

 
D.1.  Please rate the need for the following HOUSING TYPES FOR VOLUNERABLE POPULATIONS in your area.
D.1.  Please rate the need for the following HOUSING TYPES FOR VOLUNERABLE POPULATIONS in your area.No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
Emergency shelters
Transitional housing
Shelters for youth
Senior housing - nursing homes
Senior housing - assisted living
Permanent supportive housing, such as subsidized housing that offers services for persons with mental disabilities
Rapid rehousing rental assistance for homeless households
Housing designed for persons with disabilities
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other types of housing for vulnerable populations you are considering
D.2.  Please rate the need for SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING VULNERABLE POPULATION groups in your area.
D.2.  Please rate the need for SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING VULNERABLE POPULATION groups in your area.No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
The elderly (age 65+)
The frail elderly (age 85+)
Persons with severe mental illness
Persons with physical disabilities
Persons with developmental disabilities
Persons with substance abuse addictions
Persons with HIV/AIDS
Victims of domestic violence
Homeless persons
Veterans
Persons recently released from prison
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other groups you are considering
E.  Enhancing Economic Opportunities

Through the Wyoming Business Council, resources for business and economic development are directed to improve the economic climate in Wyoming.
E.1.  Please rate the need for BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES BENEFITING VULNERALBE POPULATIONS in your area.
E.1.  Please rate the need for BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES BENEFITING VULNERALBE POPULATIONS in your area.No NeedLow NeedMedium NeedHigh NeedN/A
Attraction of new business
Startup business assistance
Retention of existing business
Expansion of existing business
Provision of job training
Provision of job retraining such as after a plant or other closure
Enhancement of business infrastructure
Provision of working capital for business
Provision of technical assistance for business
Other - If you select this option, let us know in "comments" what other business and economic development activities you are considering
F.  Concluding Questions
F.1.  If you were in charge of distributing funds in the state, how would you allocate your resources among the areas below?  Please express your answers in percentage terms.  The sum should equal 100.
F.5.  Please select the option that best fits.
F.6.  The information you share with us is anonymous.  However, if we have questions about any of your responses, we might like to contact you.  Please provide the following information, if you are comfortable.
F.7.  Do you receive public notices regarding any part of the Wyoming Consolidated Plan?
F.8.  Would you like to be kept informed during the process?  If yes, please provide your contact information in questions F.6.