The Regional Housing study is now entering its public outreach and engagement phase. The Housing Study’s Leadership Team has been working to identify key stakeholders to participate in topical focus group discussions around the multiple sectors with which housing intersects. This includes employers, service/housing providers, K-12 educators, mortgage lenders, realtors, healthcare providers, faith-based communities, local government, builders/developers, and manufactured housing providers. Conversations with these stakeholders will allow project staff to share preliminary data analysis tailored to each group’s area of expertise and hear about what housing challenges and opportunities are present in their work.
Data collection and analysis are still in process, and project staff are compiling and analyzing housing assessment data from each locality, local MLS data, and American Community Survey data. The online survey is also still active, with 763 responses thus far, and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRVHousingStudy
For further information, please contact Jennifer Wilsie (firstname.lastname@example.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 204.