will share your response with the City of Norfolk staff. Do you also want your response shown on this website?
show it with my name
Sign in and be yourself
Sign in and let others know who you are and what you think. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.
Yes - show it without my name
Sign in and be someone
Sign in and let others know what you think. Only OpenGov will know who you are. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.
No - just show it without my name to staff
We recommend against this option. Even though your response will be shared with staff, it won’t be shown on this public website so other community members won’t have the opportunity to see it.
Concerned about sharing your contact information with OpenGov?
Let’s Talk Norfolk has two
The Registered Channel: Sign in before or just after you submit your response. Either way, Open Town Hall will show your response on this website.
The Unregistered Channel: Don't sign in and remain anonymous. Open Town Hall will just share your response with Norfolk staff.
Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Let’s Talk Norfolk). Registration is free.
The City of Norfolk has contracted with Open Town Hall to monitor responses shown on this website.
To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the City of Norfolk restricts the number of responses any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Open Town Hall enforce this restriction.
Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a response is posted. Open Town Hall uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
If a user posts a response that does not meet the City of Norfolk
guidelines for civility, Open Town Hall uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.
Open Town Hall will get your contact information. The company is under contract with the City of Norfolk to hold it in strict confidence per their
Since you'll see your own response on Let’s Talk Norfolk, you'll be able to confirm that your response was posted as you intended.
You'll be able to change and/or delete your response as long as the topic is open.
Yes. Sign out, then set your privacy preference to be "No - just show it without my name to staff". You won't need to register.
While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Open Town Hall is able to secure
the registered channel against systematic fraud: cases where users submit enough statements with fraudulent registrations to sway the overall interpretation of the feedback.
Open Town Hall is unable to secure
the unregistered channel against systematic fraud, because unregistered users are anonymous.
Neither the registered nor the unregistered channel represent a certified voting system or ballot box - and that caveat is footnoted on every page of feedback. Instead, both are additional channels for feedback to government.
Users can participate on
the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The City of Norfolk offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.
The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own response after posting it.
The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.
OpenGov is a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The City of Norfolk has contracted with OpenGov to administer Let’s Talk Norfolk.
What is your age?
As a resident, what needs do you have right now as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? Check all that apply.
What need is your most critical right now? Choose one.
What housing-related challenge are you experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Choose the option that mostly closely describes your situation.
If you chose, "I have already lost my home and am either homeless or staying with others," is this the first time that you have lost your housing?
What types of housing assistance do you currently need? Choose all that apply.
If you are facing eviction or foreclosure, what is the last date for assistance that would help prevent you from losing your housing? Please enter in date format, XX/XX/20XX.
What types of assistance are you currently using/receiving? Choose all that apply.
What other resources do you think would be helpful in your recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?
How many people live in your household?
What was your approximate total yearly household income in 2019?
Select all the sources of income in your household.
How has the coronavirus pandemic affected your financial situation?
How has the coronavirus pandemic affected your employment status?
How many persons in your household have become unemployed since the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic began?
For the unemployed members of your household, what was the approximate combined monthly income lost?
For landlords/property managers only: How many rental units do you have?
For landlords/property managers only: How many of your rental units are occupied by tenants? XX of how many?
For landlords/property managers only: Have any of your tenants contacted you with concerns about being unable to pay at least a month's rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, please provide a ratio: XX of how many?
For landlords/property managers only: How many of your tenants have been unable to pay at least a month's rent since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? XX of how many?
What are your thoughts about actions the City of Norfolk should take to address the COVID-19 crisis?
Are you the owner of a microbusiness/microenterprise, defined as five or fewer employees including the owner?
If you answered YES to the previous question, please provide your name, phone number, email, or other contact information below, so City of Norfolk staff may contact you for potential assistance. Your answer will be visible only to City of Norfolk staff who administer this survey.
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