Boston Assessment of Fair Housing
BOSTON RESIDENTS ONLY - Community Survey: The City of Boston (City) and Boston Housing Authority (BHA) are developing a plan to bring equity and fairness to housing issues in Boston. The plan, called an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), uses data to examine our neighborhoods' challenges, as well as opportunities. It sets recommendations for future spending and policy actions and it needs your input to make it even stronger. Please use this form to share your thoughts.
Are you a Boston Resident? Please continue if you are. If you are not, thank you for your interest but we are only collecting Boston samples.
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Zip code where you live
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Your Experiences and Thoughts
1a. Tell us about the quality of your house or apartment. Does it meet your needs and/or your family’s needs?
1b. Are there any specific problems, such as health concerns? Or safety concerns?
2. What are the major barriers to finding a safe and affordable home in your neighborhood of choice? (Please check all that apply.)
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3. Tell us about your neighborhood, please complete parts (a) and (b): a. In your experience, which of the following are generally available either in your neighborhood or close to your neighborhood? (Please check all that apply.)
3b. On a scale of 1 to 5 which are the most important to you? 1 being the most, 5 the least.
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Good Schools
Good jobs and economic opportunities
Accessible and Quality health care
Access to healthy food
Access to public transportation options that work for your family
Parks, swimming pools or other recreation facilities
other:
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4. Are you concerned about high levels of any of the following in your neighborhood? Please check all that apply.
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5. When the City or State makes investments in Boston (for example, on streets, schools, parks, drainage, business development or other projects), do you think your neighborhood is treated fairly?
6. Have you, or anyone you know, ever been discriminated against when looking to rent or buy housing in Boston? (ex: Were you told and or saw an ad that said “We don’t accept section 8, not deleaded, no kids, professionals only)
6a. If yes, why? (Check all that apply)
6b. What were you trying to apply for?
7. In addition to affordable and healthy housing options, what else do you need in your community to have good health? Please check all that apply.
8. Have you been displaced from a neighborhood? If Yes, answer questions (a) – (d)
8a. Where did you live before?
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8b. Where do you live today? (Neighborhood, major intersection, etc.)
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8c. What was the cause of moving (rent increases, building renovations/clear out, eviction, etc.)?
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8d. Please compare your living situation before you moved to today: What’s better? What’s worse? What’s the same?
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9. What do you think the City of Boston can do to address racial and ethnic segregation in housing?(check all that apply)
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Please share any additional comments (optional):
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Demographics
Please check the box for each category with which you most closely identify. Your response will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.
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Race/Ethnicity (please check one)
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Federal Race Categories (please check all that apply)
American Indian/Alaskan Native
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Ethnic Groups (please choose all the apply)
Afro-Carribean
Dominican
Cape-Verdean
Colombian
Haitian
Portuguese
Puerto Rican
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