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Name not shown in Ward 5 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.
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.
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
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

Crossroads Civic League in Ward 5 November 24, 2020, 7:53 PM

Have you used the MyNorfolk app or MyNorfolk online portal (mynorfolk.org)? Both
How often do you use the MyNorfolk app/portal? Occasionally
What do you use the MyNorfolk app/portal for most frequently? To report cars parked on grass, flooding, maintenance issues at Northside Park, tall grass, abandoned cars,...
On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, how satisfied are you with the MyNorfolk app?
On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, how satisfied are you with the MyNorfolk portal?
How difficult was it to find what you needed on the MyNorfolk app/portal? Somewhat difficult
If you have utilized the app/portal to submit a service request, how satisfied were you with the process or transparency of the request completion? On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best.
Did you find what you needed on the MyNorfolk app/portal? Yes
If you did not find what you needed, what did you do to accomplish your desired goal? Emailed Norfolk Cares
How likely are you to recommend the MyNorfolk app/portal to a friend/neighbor? Very likely
What was your reason for using the MyNorfolk app/portal? Because that is how the city wants us to report items
What can we improve the make the MyNorfolk app/portal better/easier to use? It is too specific as to what info is needed and you can not submit without all fields being filled. THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO track multiple requests. Once a request is made you get an email, if I submit 5 requests I get 5 emails that all look exactly the same. I have to open each one up individually to find the one I am looking for. Once you find the request I can't figure out how to follow up on it. You get an email stating completed and closed, but most of the time the issue has not been resolved. I don't use it that often anymore because it's just a headache!

Name not shown in Ward 2 November 24, 2020, 10:00 AM

Have you used the MyNorfolk app or MyNorfolk online portal (mynorfolk.org)? Both
How often do you use the MyNorfolk app/portal? Occasionally
What do you use the MyNorfolk app/portal for most frequently? Request bulk pickup and report violations
On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, how satisfied are you with the MyNorfolk app?
On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, how satisfied are you with the MyNorfolk portal?
How difficult was it to find what you needed on the MyNorfolk app/portal? Easy
If you have utilized the app/portal to submit a service request, how satisfied were you with the process or transparency of the request completion? On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best.
Did you find what you needed on the MyNorfolk app/portal? Yes
How likely are you to recommend the MyNorfolk app/portal to a friend/neighbor? Very likely
What was your reason for using the MyNorfolk app/portal? Request bulk pickup and report violations
What can we improve the make the MyNorfolk app/portal better/easier to use? This question is difficult to understand with its current wording

Nectarios Obunga in Ward 5 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.
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.
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
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

Joseph Bolnick in Ward 2 November 22, 2020, 11:40 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. Wards Corner, Norfolk
Which of the following best describes your current housing situation? Renter
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 restaurant/entertainment/shopping, Landlord takes Section 8
Do you face any of these challenges in your housing situation or neighborhood? (Select all that apply) I have Section 8 and I am worried my landlord will stop accepting Section 8
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)? Yes
Please select all that apply to your current housing: I live in public housing or project-based Section 8 housing, My rent is based on my income
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.” Strongly 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.
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.
Do you or any member of your household have a disability of any type – physical, mental, intellectual, developmental? Yes
If yes, does the house or apartment you currently live in meet the needs of your household member with a disability? Yes
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? I don't think about this during the pandemic.
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. Take public transit – bus, light rail, Bike, Use taxi/Uber/Lyft
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? 5
What is your gender? Male
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? 23505
Which of the following best describe your current employment status? Retired General Employment
Of which racial, ethnic, or cultural group do you consider yourself a member? (Select all that apply) Prefer not to answer
Into what category does your total household income fall? $15,000 up to $19,999

Name not shown in Ward 5 November 22, 2020, 4:36 PM

What is your overall impression of the norfolk.gov website? Good
Why did you visit norfolk.gov? Bulk waste request, Pay taxes
How difficult is it to find what you need on norfolk.gov? Somewhat difficult (3-5 clicks)
Did you find what you needed on norfolk.gov? Yes
How often do you visit norfolk.gov? Monthly
Have you visited norfolk.gov more this year than previous years? No

Name not shown in Ward 5 November 22, 2020, 4:30 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. Larrymore Lawns
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) Close to family/friends, Like the neighborhood, Low crime rate/safe
Do you face any of these challenges in your housing situation or neighborhood? (Select all that apply) Flooding and water drainage issues, Other - Neighbors parking in their yards, people living with too many adults in their house.
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? No
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.” Neither Agree nor Disagree
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.
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.
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
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, Bike
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? 5
What is your gender? Male
How many people, including you, currently live in the household? Two
Do you have any children under age 18 currently living in your home? No
Which of the following best describe your current employment status? Retired General Employment
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

Name not shown in Ward 2 November 22, 2020, 3:47 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. 100 Forsythe St Zipcode 23505
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) I need to be closer to health care/medical facilities
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.” Neither Agree nor Disagree
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.
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.
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. Grab bars in bathrooms, Stair lifts
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? Norfolk Wellness and Fitness Center needs indoor swimming facility for seniors to do low impact swimming and pool walking exercises to stay healthy
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? 8
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? 23505
Which of the following best describe your current employment status? Retired General Employment
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? $25,000 up to $34,999

Name not shown in Ward 1 November 22, 2020, 12:26 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. West 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 parks and open space, Like the neighborhood
Do you face any of these challenges in your housing situation or neighborhood? (Select all that apply) Buildings in my neighborhood are in poor condition, Too much traffic/too much street/highway noise, Inadequate sidewalks, streetlights, drainage, or other infrastructure in my neighborhood, 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: 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.” Neither Agree nor Disagree
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.
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.
Do you or any member of your household have a disability of any type – physical, mental, intellectual, developmental? Yes
If yes, does the house or apartment you currently live in meet the needs of your household member with a disability? Yes
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? Nothing at this time
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? 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? Two
Do you have any children under age 18 currently living in your home? No
In what ZIP code do you live? 23503
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? $150,000 or more

Name not shown in Ward 5 November 22, 2020, 12:24 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. Bayview
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) 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.
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.
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
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? 8
What is your gender? Male
How many people, including you, currently live in the household? Two
Do you have any children under age 18 currently living in your home? No
In what ZIP code do you live? 23503
Which of the following best describe your current employment status? Employed part-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