City of Concord housing survey now online

online-concord-housing-surveyThe City of Concord Planning Division is asking residents to participate in an online Concord housing survey to gather input about the current and future state of housing within the city. The Concord housing survey data will be used to update the City’s Housing Element. Local governments are required to prepare and adopt a Housing Element as part of their General Plan. The Housing Element must include existing and projected housing needs, and the resources and constraints to address those needs. The Concord housing survey is an important step in this process.

Concord Housing Survey

The 20-question Concord housing survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/housing112013, from the home page of the City’s website at www.cityofconcord.org and in paper format at the Permit Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, Feb. 10.

In the Concord housing survey, the City is interested to learn through what residents see as the City’s most significant housing issues, how residents would address state-mandated requirements to plan for increased housing units, and what could be done to improve the City’s housing inventory.

State Housing Element law, enacted in 1969, acknowledges that, in order for the private market to adequately address housing needs and demand, local governments must adopt plans and regulatory systems which support housing development. As a result, the successful growth of a community rests largely upon the implementation of local General Plans, and in particular, the Housing Element.

For more information, contact Senior Planner Joan Ryan, (925) 671-3370, [email protected].

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