Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Survey polls residents on housing

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This week, one in every 10 county households will get a housing affordability survey in the mail so the county can assess residents’ needs.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is distributing the survey to gather information about residents’ housing costs, needs and satisfaction with their current housing situation. The survey will provide policy makers with the data and analysis needed to develop housing-related planning and policy initiatives to meet residents’ current and future needs. Results will also better inform the development and business communities about how to achieve economic and development goals in the county.

The survey will be mailed to about 32,000 randomly selected households, along with a postage-paid envelope so the survey can be returned. A telephone survey will follow as needed to maximize the response rate. Individual answers will be kept confidential.

More information is available on the 2008 Housing Affordability Survey online at www.mncppc.org⁄pgco or by calling 301-952-3282.