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The Affordability of Housing in Walnut Creek


Question 1:

Does Walnut Creek have enough housing to meet the needs of the community?
Response Percent Response Count
Not enough 55.4% 168
Enough 21.8% 66
More than enough 15.2% 46
Not Sure 7.3% 22
Is the current supply of housing affordable enough to meet the needs of the community?
Response Percent Response Count
Not enough 73.3% 222
Enough 13.2% 40
More than enough 8.6% 26
Not Sure 4.6% 14
Are there enough housing options in Walnut Creek? (e.g. single family homes, rental apartments, condominiums, townhomes, senior housing)?
Response Percent Response Count
Not enough 47.5% 144
Enough 29.7% 90
More than enough 14.9% 45
Not Sure 6.9% 21

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
167
Skipped
137

Question 2: Please indicate your level of support for the following (1=Do not support to 5=Highly support):

A community where people can afford to live where they work
Response Percent Response Count
Do not support (1) 4.6% 14
(2) 2.6% 8
Neutral (3) 15.6% 47
(4) 14.6% 44
Highly support (5) 61.6% 186
Development of subsidized affordable housing units in your community
Response Percent Response Count
Do not support (1) 20.5% 62
(2) 6.0% 18
Neutral (3) 8.3% 25
(4) 19.2% 58
Highly support (5) 46.0% 139
Development of subsidized affordable housing in your neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Do not support (1) 24.2% 73
(2) 4.3% 13
Neutral (3) 10.9% 33
(4) 15.6% 47
Highly support (5) 44.7% 135

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
131
Skipped
173

Question 3: Please indicate your level of concern regarding the following potential impacts from additional subsidized affordable housing development in Walnut Creek (1=Not concerned to 5=Very concerned).

Changes in property value in the surrounding neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 25.5% 77
(2) 9.6% 29
Neutral (3) 19.5% 59
(4) 16.9% 51
Very concerned (5) 28.1% 85
Changes in the physical appearance of the neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 18.5% 56
(2) 11.3% 34
Neutral (3) 15.9% 48
(4) 26.2% 79
Very concerned (5) 28.1% 85
Changes in the quality of public schools
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 24.2% 73
(2) 8.6% 26
Neutral (3) 21.9% 66
(4) 15.6% 47
Very concerned (5) 29.1% 88
Changes in the level of public safety
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 20.9% 63
(2) 10.3% 31
Neutral (3) 16.6% 50
(4) 18.5% 56
Very concerned (5) 33.8% 102
Changes in traffic congestion
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 11.3% 34
(2) 8.6% 26
Neutral (3) 11.3% 34
(4) 18.5% 56
Very concerned (5) 49.7% 150
Use of taxpayers’ dollars and public funding for affordable housing subsidies
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 32.5% 98
(2) 8.9% 27
Neutral (3) 17.2% 52
(4) 13.9% 42
Very concerned (5) 26.8% 81

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
98
Skipped
206

Question 4

What is your opinion about the impact of affordable housing on your community?
Response Percent Response Count
Affordable housing hurts my community 17.3% 52
Neutral 23.9% 72
Affordable housing benefits my community 58.8% 177

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
84
Skipped
220

What City housing programs and policies are you familiar with? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Affordable Rental Program 54.4% 106
Below Market Rate Home Ownership Program 50.3% 98
First Time Homebuyer Loan Program 74.9% 146
Home Rehabilitation Loan Program 30.3% 59
Housing Element 17.9% 35
Inclusionary Housing Ordinance 22.6% 44
Commercial Linkage fee Ordinance 9.7% 19
Density Bonus Ordinance 22.6% 44
Reasonable Accommodation Ordinance 15.9% 31

Which programs would you like to learn more about?

Response Percent Response Count
Affordable rental housing 57.3% 110
Affordable homeownership 61.5% 118
Home rehabilitation and emergency repair 26.6% 51
Housing policies (Inclusionary Housing, Commercial Linkage Fee, Density Bonus, Reasonable Accommodation) 42.7% 82
Other 14.1% 27
Richard Andersen inside Walnut Creek
December 31, 2017, 4:29 PM
  • Question 1:
    • Does Walnut Creek have enough housing to meet the needs of the community? - Enough
    • Is the current supply of housing affordable enough to meet the needs of the community? - Enough
    • Are there enough housing options in Walnut Creek? (e.g. single family homes, rental apartments, condominiums, townhomes, senior housing)? - Enough
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    Considering the size of our town, there is more than enough residences.
  • Question 2: Please indicate your level of support for the following (1=Do not support to 5=Highly support):
    • A community where people can afford to live where they work - Highly support (5)
    • Development of subsidized affordable housing units in your community - Do not support (1)
    • Development of subsidized affordable housing in your neighborhood - Neutral (3)
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    We don't need "housing units". How about infill with "homes" aka Houses?
  • Question 3: Please indicate your level of concern regarding the following potential impacts from additional subsidized affordable housing development in Walnut Creek (1=Not concerned to 5=Very concerned).
    • Changes in property value in the surrounding neighborhood - Very concerned (5)
    • Changes in the physical appearance of the neighborhood - Very concerned (5)
    • Changes in the quality of public schools - Very concerned (5)
    • Changes in the level of public safety - Very concerned (5)
    • Changes in traffic congestion - Very concerned (5)
    • Use of taxpayers’ dollars and public funding for affordable housing subsidies - Very concerned (5)
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    I can think of better uses for my tax money.
  • Question 4
    • What is your opinion about the impact of affordable housing on your community? - Neutral
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    What do you consider "affordable housing"?
  • What City housing programs and policies are you familiar with? (check all that apply)
    No response.
  • Which programs would you like to learn more about?
    No response.
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Not enough
Enough
More than enough
Not Sure
Does Walnut Creek have enough housing to meet the needs of the community?
Is the current supply of housing affordable enough to meet the needs of the community?
Are there enough housing options in Walnut Creek? (e.g. single family homes, rental apartments, condominiums, townhomes, senior housing)?
Do not support (1)
(2)
Neutral (3)
(4)
Highly support (5)
A community where people can afford to live where they work
Development of subsidized affordable housing units in your community
Development of subsidized affordable housing in your neighborhood
Not concerned (1)
(2)
Neutral (3)
(4)
Very concerned (5)
Changes in property value in the surrounding neighborhood
Changes in the physical appearance of the neighborhood
Changes in the quality of public schools
Changes in the level of public safety
Changes in traffic congestion
Use of taxpayers’ dollars and public funding for affordable housing subsidies
Affordable housing hurts my community
Neutral
Affordable housing benefits my community
What is your opinion about the impact of affordable housing on your community?
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