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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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