Organizations/Business Consultation: Community Needs Assessment
The City of Mansfield is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Plan will cover the 2019-2023 period and will identify the City's priorities for allocating these federal grant funds for the next five years. Preparation of the Plan is guided by the regulations and requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 91.

As part of our requirements, we would like to gain an understanding of area agencies, businesses, investors, and organizations and their supportive roles in the community. The data that you provide through your input is important:

(i) Local and regional institutions, the Continuum of Care, and other organizations (including businesses, developers, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, and community-based and faith-based organizations) that serves the Mansfield geographic area;

(ii) Public and private agencies that address housing, health, social services, employment, or education needs of low-income individuals and families, of homeless individuals and families, of youth, and/or of other persons with special needs;

(iii) Publicly funded institutions and systems of care that may discharge persons into homelessness (such as health-care facilities, mental health facilities, foster care and other youth facilities, and corrections programs and institutions);

(iv) Public and private organizations, including broadband internet service providers and organizations engaged in narrowing the digital divide;

(v) Agencies whose primary responsibilities include the management of flood prone areas, public land or water resources, and emergency management agencies; and

(vi) Other entities

OUR CITIZEN VERSION OF THE SURVEY IS LOCATED HERE: https://tinyurl.com/mansfieldcitizensurvey

DIRECTIONS:

#1 Please address the topics requested if that information applies to your agency's services in the form of short, succinct summaries and include specific data (identify if last year's data and/or multiple years) to substantiate within this survey form. Disregard and SKIP a section if it is not your area of service. Do not email full reports from your agency to our office. The office will accept single-page high quality .pdf maps of your data, which can be emailed to tbond@ci.mansfield.oh.us

If you would like to map your data, try the HUD CPD Mapping Tool with Point File Widget: https://egis.hud.gov/cpdmaps/

https://www.hudexchange.info/course-content/econ-planning-suite-e-tutorial-upload-widget-guidance/eCon-Planning-Suite-Upload-Widget-Guidance-Transcript.pdf

#2 Email our Citizen Community Needs Assessment: https://tinyurl.com/mansfieldcitizensurvey to your clients in order to help us increase citizen participation in this process. Leave copies in your waiting room for your clients to fill out.

*If you are in need of a paper copy version or a digital copy of this survey, please contact the Community Development office at 419-755-9795 or email tbond@ci.mansfield.oh.us

*******In addition to this survey, public meetings and hearings for community feedback are scheduled:

Thursday, January 10, 2019, Two Sessions: 11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. @ The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Community Room, 43 West Third Street, Mansfield, OH

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. @ The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, 134 North Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44902

Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. @ Mansfield Memorial Homes, Conard House Senior Center Building, 71 Blymyer Ave, Mansfield, OH 44903

Tuesday, February 19, 6:00 P.M.@ Council Chambers, Open to applicants to discuss their FY’19 proposals

Tuesday, March 19 City Council Public Affairs Committee meets to review the recommendations of the Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan FY’19

Tuesday, April 2 City Council to vote on Consolidated Plan/FY’19 Action Plan

April 12 through May 12, 30-day Public Comment Period


Survey Input DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

What is the name of your organization? *
Your answer
Zip code: *
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In order to customize this survey, please check next to the category that best represents you:
In order to map your information, please list the full primary address where you operate your service (address, city, state, zip code)
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What Mansfield City Ward(s) do you service the most? Please base this response on your internal data. *
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