Public Outreach Summary

From March to June 2019, 26 meetings were held across the Richmond region, which engaged over 600 people.

• 16 Community Listening Sessions (178 people)
• 6 Stakeholder Group Sessions (52 people)
• 4 Public Meetings (99 people)

• Survey Responses (68 people)
• Community Events (225 people)

Who attended?

• 62% Homeowners and 25% Renters
• Teachers, Restaurant Managers, Social Workers, Bus Drivers, Local Gov’t Employees
• 56% household income >$50k; 12% household income $25-49k; 11% household income <$25k

Suggested Solutions

The solutions and strategies have been proposed by community members. They will be considered in the adaptation of the Regional Housing Framework.

• Educating the general public about affordable housing
• Inclusionary Zoning
• Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
• Increase supply of affordable housing stock (rental, mixed-income, senior, single-family)

• Better promotion of available housing resources
• Coordinated services for seniors and persons with disabilities
• Increased transportation to connect with jobs

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