RI residents to be surveyed in housing study


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Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 11:28 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Rock Island residents are being surveyed as part of a housing study by the Rock Island Housing Authority and city of Rock Island.

Bowen National Research is conducting the phone survey and expects to survey 400 Rock Island residents over the coming weeks.

The survey includes questions about the ward they live in, type of home they rent or own and the number of years they have lived in Rock Island, according to a news release.

The survey also will include questions about their overall impression of the housing market and the type of housing they feel is most needed in the city.

The study will help determine where the greatest current and future housing needs exist, according to the news release from the housing authority.

"Both the city and the housing authorityare seeking to more effectively meet the housing needs of the citizens of Rock Island, and the marketstudy will give us all the depth of analysis to help us accomplish that," said Vern Winter, chairman of for the housing authority board.






















 



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