Perceptions of physical housing conditions are mixed. • 54 percent consider housing stable, • 31 percent felt it was declining, and • 15 percent think housing conditions are improving. • A significant proportion of respondents (68 percent) think abandoned and foreclosed properties are a critical issue. Housing prices (61 percent) and public safety (45 percent) are the two most important reasons when considering a place to live. • 48 percent felt the physical condition of the public space in their neighborhood was stable. • 72 percent felt safe in their neighborhoods. • 77 percent felt economic development and job creation were critical issues.
Important considerations in choosing a place to live include diversity, neighborhood walkability, and sense of community.
Survey respondents ranked the following community development priorities in the following order: 1. Safe and Affordable Housing 2. Community/Neighborhood Services 3. Infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, parks) 4. Economic Development 5. Community/Neighborhood Facilities Survey respondents ranked the following top three highest public services needs in Greensboro: 1. Fair Housing 2. Homeless Services 3. Health/Behavioral Services