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The City of Norfolk would like to ensure that all responses within the city limits are included in the final analysis, while respecting responses of individuals representing outside areas, as well. Please indicate the area/neighborhood/community in which you live.

Answered
69
Skipped
19

Which of the following best describes your current housing situation?

Response Percent Response Count
Homeowner 65.5% 57
Renter 31.0% 27
Staying with friends or family (not on lease or property title) 3.4% 3

What are the three factors that were most important to you in choosing your current home or apartment in your community? (Select the three (3) most important)

Response Percent Response Count
Cost – I could afford it 80.7% 71
Home provides for my accessibility needs 4.5% 4
Close to bus/light rail/transit stops 8.0% 7
Close to services (libraries, banks, etc.) 20.5% 18
Close to work/job opportunities 45.5% 40
Close to parks and open space 12.5% 11
Close to restaurant/entertainment/shopping 13.6% 12
Close to family/friends 14.8% 13
Like the neighborhood 53.4% 47
Landlord takes Section 8 4.5% 4
Needed somewhere to live and it was available 12.5% 11
Low crime rate/safe 18.2% 16

Do you face any of these challenges in your housing situation or neighborhood? (Select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
My home/apartment is in poor condition 12.5% 11
My landlord refuses to make repairs despite my requests 8.0% 7
I worry that if I request a repair it will result in a rent increase or eviction 6.8% 6
Buildings in my neighborhood are in poor condition 13.6% 12
I worry about my rent going up to an amount I cannot afford 17.0% 15
I have Section 8 and I am worried my landlord will stop accepting Section 8 1.1% 1
I need to be closer to health care/medical facilities 3.4% 3
There is overcrowding in my house or apartment 3.4% 3
Too much traffic/too much street/highway noise 20.5% 18
I need help taking care of myself/my home and cannot find or afford to hire someone 3.4% 3
I have bad credit/history of evictions or foreclosure and cannot find a place to rent 4.5% 4
Inadequate sidewalks, streetlights, drainage, or other infrastructure in my neighborhood 23.9% 21
I cannot get to public transit/bus/light rail easily or safely 3.4% 3
Flooding and water drainage issues 42.0% 37
Other 22.7% 20
None/Not applicable 30.7% 27

Do you live in a publicly assisted or deed-restricted housing (including subsidized housing such as Senior or Special Needs Housing, Habitat for Humanity housing, Section 8, or Housing Choice Voucher)?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 6.8% 6
No 93.2% 82

Please select all that apply to your current housing:

Response Percent Response Count
I have a Section 8 or housing choice voucher 3.4% 3
I live in public housing or project-based Section 8 housing 3.4% 3
My rent is based on my income 6.8% 6
Not applicable 90.9% 80

If you have a housing voucher, is it difficult to find a landlord that accepts a housing voucher?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 1.2% 1
No 5.9% 5
Not applicable 92.9% 79

Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statement: “I feel that people like me and my family are welcome in all neighborhoods in my city.”

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Disagree 14.8% 13
Disagree 17.0% 15
Neither Agree nor Disagree 18.2% 16
Agree 33.0% 29
Strongly Agree 12.5% 11
Don’t know 4.5% 4

On a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 is Strongly Disagree and 9 is Strongly Agree, please rate your level of agreement with the following statements about the city in which you live.

All neighborhoods in my area have the same quality of parks and recreation facilities
Response Percent Response Count
0 17.0% 15
1 9.1% 8
2 9.1% 8
3 9.1% 8
4 6.8% 6
5 6.8% 6
6 3.4% 3
7 8.0% 7
8 10.2% 9
9 11.4% 10
Don't know 9.1% 8
There are grocery stores with fresh and healthy food choices convenient to where I live
Response Percent Response Count
0 3.4% 3
1 4.5% 4
2 3.4% 3
3 2.3% 2
4 3.4% 3
5 4.5% 4
6 6.8% 6
7 9.1% 8
8 15.9% 14
9 46.6% 41
In this area it is easy to find housing that people can afford and close to good schools
Response Percent Response Count
0 17.0% 15
1 8.0% 7
2 5.7% 5
3 9.1% 8
4 15.9% 14
5 11.4% 10
6 1.1% 1
7 8.0% 7
8 6.8% 6
9 4.5% 4
Don't know 12.5% 11
The location of health care facilities is convenient to where I live
Response Percent Response Count
0 5.7% 5
1 3.4% 3
3 4.5% 4
4 2.3% 2
5 4.5% 4
6 6.8% 6
7 11.4% 10
8 12.5% 11
9 45.5% 40
Don't know 3.4% 3
The location of job opportunities is convenient to where I live
Response Percent Response Count
0 6.8% 6
1 2.3% 2
2 1.1% 1
3 5.7% 5
4 5.7% 5
5 12.5% 11
6 3.4% 3
7 13.6% 12
8 15.9% 14
9 18.2% 16
Don't know 14.8% 13
I can easily get to the places I want to go using my preferred transportation option
Response Percent Response Count
0 2.3% 2
1 1.1% 1
2 3.4% 3
3 3.4% 3
4 1.1% 1
5 6.8% 6
6 2.3% 2
7 4.5% 4
8 19.3% 17
9 50.0% 44
Don't know 5.7% 5
Housing in my community is in good condition and does not need repair
Response Percent Response Count
0 6.8% 6
1 5.7% 5
2 4.5% 4
3 6.8% 6
4 9.1% 8
5 8.0% 7
6 9.1% 8
7 18.2% 16
8 20.5% 18
9 10.2% 9
Don't know 1.1% 1
I have a supportive network in my neighborhood or community
Response Percent Response Count
0 8.0% 7
1 5.7% 5
2 6.8% 6
3 6.8% 6
4 6.8% 6
5 5.7% 5
6 5.7% 5
7 6.8% 6
8 11.4% 10
9 25.0% 22
Don't know 11.4% 10
The area where I live has lower crime than other parts of the community
Response Percent Response Count
0 14.8% 13
1 1.1% 1
2 3.4% 3
3 3.4% 3
4 4.5% 4
5 4.5% 4
6 9.1% 8
7 10.2% 9
8 15.9% 14
9 18.2% 16
Don't know 14.8% 13

On a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 is Strongly Disagree and 9 is Strongly Agree, please rate your level of agreement with the following statements about your neighborhood.

I would be supportive of locating low-income housing in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 14.8% 13
1 5.7% 5
2 8.0% 7
3 4.5% 4
4 2.3% 2
5 18.2% 16
6 10.2% 9
7 9.1% 8
8 2.3% 2
9 20.5% 18
Don't know 4.5% 4
I would be supportive of locating new housing for low-income seniors in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 6.8% 6
1 4.5% 4
2 2.3% 2
3 2.3% 2
4 2.3% 2
5 10.2% 9
6 12.5% 11
7 14.8% 13
8 12.5% 11
9 29.5% 26
Don't know 2.3% 2
I would be supportive of locating new apartment buildings in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 20.5% 18
1 11.4% 10
2 12.5% 11
3 5.7% 5
4 6.8% 6
5 5.7% 5
6 1.1% 1
7 12.5% 11
8 4.5% 4
9 17.0% 15
Don't know 2.3% 2
I would be supportive of locating a residential home for people with disabilities in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 6.8% 6
1 3.4% 3
2 2.3% 2
3 3.4% 3
4 2.3% 2
5 10.2% 9
6 9.1% 8
7 15.9% 14
8 12.5% 11
9 31.8% 28
Don't know 2.3% 2
I would be supportive of locating a residential home for people recovering from substance abuse in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 25.0% 22
1 18.2% 16
2 3.4% 3
3 2.3% 2
4 9.1% 8
5 2.3% 2
6 5.7% 5
7 11.4% 10
8 8.0% 7
9 12.5% 11
Don't know 2.3% 2

Do you or any member of your household have a disability of any type – physical, mental, intellectual, developmental?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 28.4% 25
No 71.6% 63

If yes, does the house or apartment you currently live in meet the needs of your household member with a disability?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 23.0% 20
No 6.9% 6
Not applicable 70.1% 61

If no, what would make you feel welcome and comfortable? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Grab bars in bathrooms 57.1% 8
Stair lifts 28.6% 4
Amenities for the visually impaired 14.3% 2
Reserved accessible parking spot by entrance 42.9% 6
Amenities for the hearing impaired 21.4% 3
Ramps 21.4% 3
Wider doorways 28.6% 4
Service or emotional support animal allowed in apartment/room/home 35.7% 5

What is needed in Norfolk to help the person with a disability in your household to access community amenities, facilities, or services such as parks, libraries, government buildings, cultural facilities, and festivals/events?

Answered
32
Skipped
56

Within the past five (5) years, have you ever felt you were discriminated against?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 28.7% 25
No 71.3% 62

If you felt you or someone you knew were discriminated against when looking for housing, would you know who to contact?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 31.8% 27
No 68.2% 58

Which type(s) of transportation do you use most often? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Drive personal vehicle 87.5% 77
Take public transit – bus, light rail 17.0% 15
Drive company vehicle 4.5% 4
Drive with someone else/get a ride with someone else 18.2% 16
Bike 19.3% 17
Use taxi/Uber/Lyft 19.3% 17
Use specialized transportation service – senior or disabled services 1.1% 1
Other 6.8% 6

On a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 is “Extremely Unsatisfied” and 9 is “Extremely Satisfied,” how satisfied are you with your transportation situation?

Response Percent Response Count
0 1.1% 1
1 2.3% 2
2 1.1% 1
3 1.1% 1
4 4.5% 4
5 10.2% 9
6 2.3% 2
7 10.2% 9
8 21.6% 19
9 45.5% 40

What is your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 38.6% 34
Female 60.2% 53
Other 1.1% 1

How many people, including you, currently live in the household?

Response Percent Response Count
One/I live alone 17.0% 15
Two 45.5% 40
Three 19.3% 17
Four 8.0% 7
Five 6.8% 6
Six 2.3% 2
Seven or more 1.1% 1
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November 23, 2020, 12:52 AM
  • The City of Norfolk would like to ensure that all responses within the city limits are included in the final analysis, while respecting responses of individuals representing outside areas, as well. Please indicate the area/neighborhood/community in which you live.
    Norfolk neighborhood service area 5 of Tidewater Drive and Little Creek Road.
  • Which of the following best describes your current housing situation?
    • Homeowner
  • What are the three factors that were most important to you in choosing your current home or apartment in your community? (Select the three (3) most important)
    • Cost – I could afford it
    • Close to services (libraries, banks, etc.)
    • Low crime rate/safe
  • Do you face any of these challenges in your housing situation or neighborhood? (Select all that apply)
    • None/Not applicable
  • Do you live in a publicly assisted or deed-restricted housing (including subsidized housing such as Senior or Special Needs Housing, Habitat for Humanity housing, Section 8, or Housing Choice Voucher)?
    • No
  • Please select all that apply to your current housing:
    • Not applicable
  • If you have a housing voucher, is it difficult to find a landlord that accepts a housing voucher?
    • Not applicable
  • Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statement: “I feel that people like me and my family are welcome in all neighborhoods in my city.”
    • Agree
  • On a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 is Strongly Disagree and 9 is Strongly Agree, please rate your level of agreement with the following statements about the city in which you live.
    • All neighborhoods in my area have the same quality of parks and recreation facilities - 7
    • There are grocery stores with fresh and healthy food choices convenient to where I live - 9
    • In this area it is easy to find housing that people can afford and close to good schools - 8
    • The location of health care facilities is convenient to where I live - 9
    • The location of job opportunities is convenient to where I live - 9
    • I can easily get to the places I want to go using my preferred transportation option - 9
    • Housing in my community is in good condition and does not need repair - 7
    • I have a supportive network in my neighborhood or community - Don't know
    • The area where I live has lower crime than other parts of the community - 9
  • On a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 is Strongly Disagree and 9 is Strongly Agree, please rate your level of agreement with the following statements about your neighborhood.
    • I would be supportive of locating low-income housing in this area - 2
    • I would be supportive of locating new housing for low-income seniors in this area - 6
    • I would be supportive of locating new apartment buildings in this area - 9
    • I would be supportive of locating a residential home for people with disabilities in this area - 7
    • I would be supportive of locating a residential home for people recovering from substance abuse in this area - 0
  • Do you or any member of your household have a disability of any type – physical, mental, intellectual, developmental?
    • No
  • If yes, does the house or apartment you currently live in meet the needs of your household member with a disability?
    • Not applicable
  • If no, what would make you feel welcome and comfortable? Select all that apply.
    No response.
  • What is needed in Norfolk to help the person with a disability in your household to access community amenities, facilities, or services such as parks, libraries, government buildings, cultural facilities, and festivals/events?
    No response.
  • Within the past five (5) years, have you ever felt you were discriminated against?
    • No
  • If you felt you or someone you knew were discriminated against when looking for housing, would you know who to contact?
    • No
  • Which type(s) of transportation do you use most often? Select all that apply.
    • Drive personal vehicle
  • On a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 is “Extremely Unsatisfied” and 9 is “Extremely Satisfied,” how satisfied are you with your transportation situation?
    • 9
  • What is your gender?
    • Male
  • How many people, including you, currently live in the household?
    • Five
  • Do you have any children under age 18 currently living in your home?
    • Yes
  • In what ZIP code do you live?
    23518
  • Which of the following best describe your current employment status?
    • Homemaker/stay-home parent
  • Of which racial, ethnic, or cultural group do you consider yourself a member? (Select all that apply)
    • African American
  • Into what category does your total household income fall?
    • $35,000 up to $49,999
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