The City of Greensboro released a survey in early 2020 to gather public priorities around affordable housing in Greensboro. This allowed residents who could not attend in-person meetings to share their housing priorities and their perceptions around Greensb oro’s greatest housing challenges.
In addition to several public meetings and a prior public survey conducted as part of the HUD Analysis of Impediments, the City’s housing priorities survey was another key avenue for community engagement provided during the Housing GSO process. This survey was publicly accessible through the City’s webpage, and shared through departmental listservs, social media, and other web platforms.
As of February 2020, the City received a total of 326 survey responses from residents across the city. In addition to their perspectives on affordable housing priorities in the City of Greensboro, survey respondents were also asked to share the following demographic information about themselves:
• Zip Codes (most to least common) : 27410, 27406, 27401, 27405, and 27403
• Housing Status**: 58% own their home, 34% are renters, 11% are living doubled up, 7% have another person or family living in their home, 4% receive a housing subsidy, and 2% are homeless.
• Age Range (most to least common): 35-54, 55-64, 19-34, 65 and above
• Race and Ethnicity**: 60% White, 36% Black, 7% Other, 3% Hispanic or Latino, 3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Asian
**Because respondents were able to list multiple housing statuses, races, and ethnicities, these categories are not mutually exclusive.