Dane County residents asked to complete housing survey

Dane County Regional Housing Strategy is asking residents across Dane County to participate in its Community Housing Survey between now and Feb. 9 to share their thoughts on housing access and affordability, according to a news release.

A significant shortfall of housing units available within the Dane County area has resulted in an unhealthy housing market — a challenge compounded by a lack of affordable and workforce housing. In response, Dane County is coordinating a year-long strategic planning effort with cities, towns, villages, developers, residents, banks, and nonprofit housing providers to help expedite the development and preservation of affordable and workforce housing. As part of the process, the Housing Advisory Committee has released a community housing survey to hear directly from residents, get broad and diverse feedback about housing needs, challenges, priorities, and where residents would like to see more housing.

The survey, which is available in English, Spanish, and Hmong, takes approximately 7–10 minutes to complete. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card and other prizes. Responses will be shared directly with community leaders and help set priorities for the Dane County Regional Strategic Action Plan for Housing for the next five years.