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Answered
78
Skipped
19

Which of the following best describes your current housing situation?

Response Percent Response Count
Homeowner 66.7% 64
Renter 30.2% 29
Staying with friends or family (not on lease or property title) 3.1% 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 81.4% 79
Home provides for my accessibility needs 4.1% 4
Close to bus/light rail/transit stops 7.2% 7
Close to services (libraries, banks, etc.) 18.6% 18
Close to work/job opportunities 43.3% 42
Close to parks and open space 11.3% 11
Close to restaurant/entertainment/shopping 13.4% 13
Close to family/friends 14.4% 14
Like the neighborhood 54.6% 53
Landlord takes Section 8 4.1% 4
Needed somewhere to live and it was available 12.4% 12
Low crime rate/safe 19.6% 19

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 12.4% 12
My landlord refuses to make repairs despite my requests 7.2% 7
I worry that if I request a repair it will result in a rent increase or eviction 6.2% 6
Buildings in my neighborhood are in poor condition 15.5% 15
I worry about my rent going up to an amount I cannot afford 17.5% 17
I have Section 8 and I am worried my landlord will stop accepting Section 8 1.0% 1
I need to be closer to health care/medical facilities 3.1% 3
There is overcrowding in my house or apartment 4.1% 4
Too much traffic/too much street/highway noise 19.6% 19
I need help taking care of myself/my home and cannot find or afford to hire someone 3.1% 3
I have bad credit/history of evictions or foreclosure and cannot find a place to rent 5.2% 5
Inadequate sidewalks, streetlights, drainage, or other infrastructure in my neighborhood 23.7% 23
I cannot get to public transit/bus/light rail easily or safely 4.1% 4
Flooding and water drainage issues 41.2% 40
Other 23.7% 23
None/Not applicable 29.9% 29

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 6.3% 6
No 93.8% 90

Please select all that apply to your current housing:

Response Percent Response Count
I have a Section 8 or housing choice voucher 3.1% 3
I live in public housing or project-based Section 8 housing 3.1% 3
My rent is based on my income 6.2% 6
The sale of my home is restricted by the program I bought it through 1.0% 1
Not applicable 90.7% 88

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

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 1.1% 1
No 5.3% 5
Not applicable 93.6% 88

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 13.4% 13
Disagree 19.6% 19
Neither Agree nor Disagree 16.5% 16
Agree 34.0% 33
Strongly Agree 11.3% 11
Don’t know 5.2% 5

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 16.5% 16
1 8.2% 8
2 8.2% 8
3 9.3% 9
4 6.2% 6
5 7.2% 7
6 5.2% 5
7 8.2% 8
8 9.3% 9
9 11.3% 11
Don't know 10.3% 10
There are grocery stores with fresh and healthy food choices convenient to where I live
Response Percent Response Count
0 3.1% 3
1 5.2% 5
2 3.1% 3
3 2.1% 2
4 3.1% 3
5 5.2% 5
6 9.3% 9
7 9.3% 9
8 16.5% 16
9 43.3% 42
In this area it is easy to find housing that people can afford and close to good schools
Response Percent Response Count
0 15.5% 15
1 8.2% 8
2 5.2% 5
3 9.3% 9
4 16.5% 16
5 10.3% 10
6 2.1% 2
7 8.2% 8
8 6.2% 6
9 4.1% 4
Don't know 14.4% 14
The location of health care facilities is convenient to where I live
Response Percent Response Count
0 5.2% 5
1 3.1% 3
3 5.2% 5
4 2.1% 2
5 7.2% 7
6 6.2% 6
7 10.3% 10
8 13.4% 13
9 42.3% 41
Don't know 5.2% 5
The location of job opportunities is convenient to where I live
Response Percent Response Count
0 6.2% 6
1 2.1% 2
2 2.1% 2
3 5.2% 5
4 5.2% 5
5 14.4% 14
6 5.2% 5
7 12.4% 12
8 14.4% 14
9 17.5% 17
Don't know 15.5% 15
I can easily get to the places I want to go using my preferred transportation option
Response Percent Response Count
0 2.1% 2
1 1.0% 1
2 3.1% 3
3 3.1% 3
4 1.0% 1
5 7.2% 7
6 3.1% 3
7 5.2% 5
8 20.6% 20
9 48.5% 47
Don't know 5.2% 5
Housing in my community is in good condition and does not need repair
Response Percent Response Count
0 7.2% 7
1 5.2% 5
2 5.2% 5
3 7.2% 7
4 9.3% 9
5 9.3% 9
6 8.2% 8
7 17.5% 17
8 20.6% 20
9 9.3% 9
Don't know 1.0% 1
I have a supportive network in my neighborhood or community
Response Percent Response Count
0 9.3% 9
1 5.2% 5
2 6.2% 6
3 6.2% 6
4 6.2% 6
5 5.2% 5
6 7.2% 7
7 6.2% 6
8 13.4% 13
9 23.7% 23
Don't know 11.3% 11
The area where I live has lower crime than other parts of the community
Response Percent Response Count
0 14.4% 14
1 2.1% 2
2 3.1% 3
3 3.1% 3
4 4.1% 4
5 4.1% 4
6 8.2% 8
7 10.3% 10
8 19.6% 19
9 16.5% 16
Don't know 14.4% 14

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 15.5% 15
1 5.2% 5
2 9.3% 9
3 4.1% 4
4 2.1% 2
5 18.6% 18
6 9.3% 9
7 10.3% 10
8 2.1% 2
9 19.6% 19
Don't know 4.1% 4
I would be supportive of locating new housing for low-income seniors in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 7.2% 7
1 4.1% 4
2 2.1% 2
3 4.1% 4
4 2.1% 2
5 10.3% 10
6 13.4% 13
7 15.5% 15
8 11.3% 11
9 27.8% 27
Don't know 2.1% 2
I would be supportive of locating new apartment buildings in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 20.6% 20
1 10.3% 10
2 12.4% 12
3 7.2% 7
4 6.2% 6
5 5.2% 5
6 3.1% 3
7 12.4% 12
8 5.2% 5
9 15.5% 15
Don't know 2.1% 2
I would be supportive of locating a residential home for people with disabilities in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 8.2% 8
1 3.1% 3
2 2.1% 2
3 4.1% 4
4 2.1% 2
5 10.3% 10
6 9.3% 9
7 17.5% 17
8 11.3% 11
9 29.9% 29
Don't know 2.1% 2
I would be supportive of locating a residential home for people recovering from substance abuse in this area
Response Percent Response Count
0 26.8% 26
1 17.5% 17
2 3.1% 3
3 2.1% 2
4 9.3% 9
5 2.1% 2
6 5.2% 5
7 12.4% 12
8 7.2% 7
9 12.4% 12
Don't know 2.1% 2

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

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 27.8% 27
No 72.2% 70

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 21.9% 21
No 7.3% 7
Not applicable 70.8% 68

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

Response Percent Response Count
Grab bars in bathrooms 60.0% 9
Stair lifts 26.7% 4
Amenities for the visually impaired 13.3% 2
Reserved accessible parking spot by entrance 40.0% 6
Amenities for the hearing impaired 20.0% 3
Ramps 20.0% 3
Wider doorways 26.7% 4
Service or emotional support animal allowed in apartment/room/home 33.3% 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
34
Skipped
63

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

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 31.3% 30
No 68.8% 66

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 33.0% 31
No 67.0% 63

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

Response Percent Response Count
Drive personal vehicle 88.7% 86
Take public transit – bus, light rail 15.5% 15
Drive company vehicle 4.1% 4
Drive with someone else/get a ride with someone else 17.5% 17
Bike 21.6% 21
Use taxi/Uber/Lyft 18.6% 18
Use specialized transportation service – senior or disabled services 1.0% 1
Other 6.2% 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 1.0% 1
1 2.1% 2
2 1.0% 1
3 1.0% 1
4 4.1% 4
5 9.3% 9
6 2.1% 2
7 12.4% 12
8 20.6% 20
9 46.4% 45

What is your gender?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 37.1% 36
Female 61.9% 60
Other 1.0% 1

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

Response Percent Response Count
One/I live alone 16.5% 16
Two 45.4% 44
Three 19.6% 19
Four 7.2% 7
Five 7.2% 7
Six 3.1% 3
Seven or more 1.0% 1
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November 28, 2020, 7:52 PM
  • 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.
    East Ocean View
  • 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 work/job opportunities
    • Like the neighborhood
  • Do you face any of these challenges in your housing situation or neighborhood? (Select all that apply)
    • Flooding and water drainage issues
  • 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:
    • The sale of my home is restricted by the program I bought it through
  • 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 - Don't know
    • There are grocery stores with fresh and healthy food choices convenient to where I live - 6
    • In this area it is easy to find housing that people can afford and close to good schools - 6
    • The location of health care facilities is convenient to where I live - 5
    • 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 - 7
    • Housing in my community is in good condition and does not need repair - 2
    • I have a supportive network in my neighborhood or community - 6
    • The area where I live has lower crime than other parts of the community - 1
  • 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 - 7
    • I would be supportive of locating new housing for low-income seniors in this area - 7
    • I would be supportive of locating new apartment buildings in this area - 7
    • 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 - 7
  • 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?
    • Yes
  • If you felt you or someone you knew were discriminated against when looking for housing, would you know who to contact?
    • Yes
  • 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?
    • 7
  • What is your gender?
    • Female
  • How many people, including you, currently live in the household?
    • One/I live alone
  • Do you have any children under age 18 currently living in your home?
    • No
  • In what ZIP code do you live?
    23518
  • Which of the following best describe your current employment status?
    • Employed full-time
  • Of which racial, ethnic, or cultural group do you consider yourself a member? (Select all that apply)
    • White/Caucasian/Anglo American
  • Into what category does your total household income fall?
    • $35,000 up to $49,999
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