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1526 registered responses


Have you or someone you know experienced homelessness?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 31.9% 483
No 43.3% 655
Decline to answer 24.8% 375

Aside from the location, what are your top three concerns regarding the development of a temporary Housing Navigation Center in Fremont? (Choose up to three)

Response Percent Response Count
Criminal activity increasing around the Navigation Center 60.8% 920
Use of drugs and alcohol by those living at the Navigation Center 56.5% 855
Property value decreasing around the Navigation Center 13.2% 200
The Navigation Center becoming a magnet for additional homeless to move to Fremont 36.4% 551
Trash and debris around the Navigation Center 10.3% 156
Loitering outside the Navigation Center 5.5% 83
The operational cost of a Navigation Center 8.9% 134
Safety of children attending neighborhood schools 56.0% 848
Safety of residents living in the neighborhood 33.4% 505
Other 7.5% 114

What are your top three desires from the City of Fremont making this investment in a temporary Housing Navigation Center?

Response Percent Response Count
Reduce the number of unsheltered homeless in Fremont 48.6% 736
Prevent individuals from experiencing reoccurring homelessness 50.8% 769
More accessible health and social services to those experiencing homelessness 55.4% 838
Reduce the number of encampments in Fremont 37.9% 574
Increase the safety of those experiencing homelessness 35.6% 538
Other 17.8% 270

A variety of services will be provided to those participating at the Housing Navigation Center. Please tell us how important you believe each of the following services are for those participating at the Center.

Behavioral Health Support
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 56.4% 853
Important 26.5% 401
Neutral 9.0% 136
Unimportant 5.1% 77
Don’t understand 3.0% 46
Benefit Assistance
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 23.4% 354
Important 32.7% 494
Neutral 28.6% 433
Unimportant 10.9% 165
Don’t understand 4.4% 67
Case Management
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 25.5% 386
Important 29.3% 444
Neutral 28.5% 431
Unimportant 9.6% 145
Don’t understand 7.1% 107
Housing Placement Assistance
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 31.7% 479
Important 30.2% 457
Neutral 24.9% 376
Unimportant 10.0% 151
Don’t understand 3.3% 50
Job Training
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 61.7% 934
Important 22.2% 336
Neutral 9.1% 137
Unimportant 4.9% 74
Don’t understand 2.1% 32
Life Skills Training
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 53.5% 810
Important 25.2% 382
Neutral 13.1% 198
Unimportant 5.5% 83
Don’t understand 2.6% 40
Medical Assistance
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 46.5% 703
Important 29.9% 453
Neutral 15.5% 234
Unimportant 5.9% 90
Don’t understand 2.2% 33
Substance Abuse Support
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 50.6% 765
Important 26.1% 395
Neutral 13.6% 206
Unimportant 6.1% 92
Don’t understand 3.6% 55
Transportation Services
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 27.8% 421
Important 26.6% 402
Neutral 26.4% 399
Unimportant 16.0% 242
Don’t understand 3.2% 49

Are you interested in volunteer opportunities to support the homeless in our community?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 36.7% 555
No 63.3% 958

Would you be interested in contributing to a flex fund that provides financial support for housing applications, first and last month rent, and deposits?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 23.4% 354
No 76.6% 1,159

Which volunteer opportunities are you interested in? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Volunteering to serve meals 54.7% 307
Volunteer at a food or clothing drive 48.8% 274
Navigation Center site beautification 12.5% 70
Donating furniture and household items (kitchen, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc.) to recently housed individuals 64.0% 359
Assist in life skills training (how to set up a bank account, understanding credit, personal finance education, etc.) 22.6% 127
Assist in health care/nutrition training classes 7.0% 39
Assist in job preparation including assistance with job applications, resumes, and job interview training, and providing referrals to employment opportunity to those interested in working 21.9% 123
Provide one-on-one support and mentoring 7.7% 43
Providing health services not covered by MediCal such as dental work 0.9% 5
Other 2.1% 12

Positives about the City Hall site.

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1,220
Skipped
306

Concerns about the City Hall site.

Answered
732
Skipped
794

Positives about the Decoto site.

Answered
743
Skipped
783

Concerns about the Decoto site.

Answered
1,240
Skipped
286

Which site would you prefer the temporary Housing Navigation Center to be built at? (Select one)

Response Percent Response Count
City Hall Rear Parking Lot 85.0% 1,295
Decoto Surplus Property 15.0% 229

Do you have any additional feedback you would like to share?

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September 2, 2019, 4:55 PM
  • Have you or someone you know experienced homelessness?
    • Decline to answer
  • Aside from the location, what are your top three concerns regarding the development of a temporary Housing Navigation Center in Fremont? (Choose up to three)
    • Criminal activity increasing around the Navigation Center
    • The Navigation Center becoming a magnet for additional homeless to move to Fremont
    • Safety of children attending neighborhood schools
  • What are your top three desires from the City of Fremont making this investment in a temporary Housing Navigation Center?
    • Reduce the number of unsheltered homeless in Fremont
    • Reduce the number of encampments in Fremont
    • Increase the safety of those experiencing homelessness
  • A variety of services will be provided to those participating at the Housing Navigation Center. Please tell us how important you believe each of the following services are for those participating at the Center.
    • Behavioral Health Support - Very important
    • Benefit Assistance - Very important
    • Case Management - Very important
    • Housing Placement Assistance - Very important
    • Job Training - Very important
    • Life Skills Training - Very important
    • Medical Assistance - Very important
    • Substance Abuse Support - Very important
    • Transportation Services - Very important
  • Are you interested in volunteer opportunities to support the homeless in our community?
    • Yes
  • Would you be interested in contributing to a flex fund that provides financial support for housing applications, first and last month rent, and deposits?
    • Yes
  • Which volunteer opportunities are you interested in? Select all that apply.
    • Volunteering to serve meals
    • Volunteer at a food or clothing drive
    • Navigation Center site beautification
    • Donating furniture and household items (kitchen, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc.) to recently housed individuals
    • Assist in life skills training (how to set up a bank account, understanding credit, personal finance education, etc.)
    • Assist in health care/nutrition training classes
    • Assist in job preparation including assistance with job applications, resumes, and job interview training, and providing referrals to employment opportunity to those interested in working
    • Provide one-on-one support and mentoring
    • Providing health services not covered by MediCal such as dental work
  • Positives about the City Hall site.
    • None
  • Concerns about the City Hall site.

    None

  • Positives about the Decoto site.

    None

  • Concerns about the Decoto site.

    It's stupid to put a shelter in the center of residential neighborhood! Look at the lesson learned by San Francisco!

  • Which site would you prefer the temporary Housing Navigation Center to be built at? (Select one)
    • City Hall Rear Parking Lot
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