Housing

Housing Study – research

This page features documents that might be useful for the Coos County Housing Study Committee.

  • Estimating Supply and Demand in Your Local Housing Market: A Housing Gap Analysis
    The first step in community housing development is to become organized. The Iowa State Extension Service has identified seven steps associated with the housing development process:
    1. Initiate the process; organize a housing task force.
    2. Identify the major housing problems faced by the community and set some preliminary goals.
    3. Develop a community housing profile including estimates of supply and demand.
    4. Assess local housing needs. Analyze the data collected in Step 3 in light of community housing standards and goals.
    5. Set public policy goals and objectives.
    6. Prepare housing strategies and housing action plans.
    7. Implement, monitor, and evaluate your progress.

“The Community Housing Study provides statistical and narrative data identifying a housing profile and demand analysis for the City of Waverly, Nebraska.  The Study describes the past, present and projected demographics, economic and housing conditions in the Community, as well as a Housing Action Plan, identifying recommended housing projects for the near future.  The Community Housing Study is comprised of information obtained from both public and private sources.”

“Oregon’s Consolidated Plan is the five-year housing and community development planning process required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD provided resources that will be discussed within this plan include: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME); Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program; and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids Program (HOPWA).”

The qualitative data and public and stakeholder input used to develop this Consolidated Plan, confirm that Oregon’s priority housing needs include:
– Rental units affordable to renters earning less than 50 percent of Median Family Income (MFI) —or less than $800 per month. This need is based on stakeholder input and rental data on affordability in the Census: about half of the state’s renters earn less than 50 percent of the MFI, yet only one-fourth of rental units are affordable to them.
– Affordable rental units to serve families, people experiencing homelessness, and people with disabilities. Families, in particular, are underserved in rural areas where it is hard to find affordable two and three plus bedroom rental units.
-Landlords who are willing to rent to peoples with poor credit or criminal histories.
– Assistance with utilities to help manage energy costs.
– For seniors, assistance with needed home modifications and maintenance that will allow them to stay in their homes.

“Throughout April and into May, the Federal Planning Unit and Public Affairs Staff traveled to the following 11 cities to discuss issues related to housing and homeless services: Ontario, Coos Bay, North Bend, Medford, Klamath Falls, Tillamook, McMinnville, The Dalles, Hood River, Pendleton, and Redmond. Staff asked the same questions in each city. The questions were based on information that HUD requests in the Consolidated Plan and intended to give the department information about community housing priorities.
This document is a summary of the feedback and input the department received. This information will be used in the development of the HUD required Consolidated Plan and our strategic planning efforts.”

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