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The Affordability of Housing in Walnut Creek


Question 1:

Does Walnut Creek have enough housing to meet the needs of the community?
Response Percent Response Count
Not enough 54.3% 153
Enough 22.3% 63
More than enough 16.0% 45
Not Sure 7.1% 20
Is the current supply of housing affordable enough to meet the needs of the community?
Response Percent Response Count
Not enough 72.7% 205
Enough 13.1% 37
More than enough 8.9% 25
Not Sure 5.0% 14
Are there enough housing options in Walnut Creek? (e.g. single family homes, rental apartments, condominiums, townhomes, senior housing)?
Response Percent Response Count
Not enough 47.2% 133
Enough 29.1% 82
More than enough 15.2% 43
Not Sure 7.4% 21

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
152
Skipped
131

Question 2: Please indicate your level of support for the following (1=Do not support to 5=Highly support):

A community where people can afford to live where they work
Response Percent Response Count
Do not support (1) 4.6% 13
(2) 2.5% 7
Neutral (3) 15.7% 44
(4) 14.9% 42
Highly support (5) 61.2% 172
Development of subsidized affordable housing units in your community
Response Percent Response Count
Do not support (1) 21.0% 59
(2) 5.3% 15
Neutral (3) 8.9% 25
(4) 18.1% 51
Highly support (5) 46.6% 131
Development of subsidized affordable housing in your neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Do not support (1) 24.9% 70
(2) 4.3% 12
Neutral (3) 10.7% 30
(4) 14.2% 40
Highly support (5) 45.6% 128

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
122
Skipped
161

Question 3: Please indicate your level of concern regarding the following potential impacts from additional subsidized affordable housing development in Walnut Creek (1=Not concerned to 5=Very concerned).

Changes in property value in the surrounding neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 24.9% 70
(2) 8.9% 25
Neutral (3) 20.6% 58
(4) 16.7% 47
Very concerned (5) 28.5% 80
Changes in the physical appearance of the neighborhood
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 18.9% 53
(2) 11.4% 32
Neutral (3) 16.0% 45
(4) 24.2% 68
Very concerned (5) 29.5% 83
Changes in the quality of public schools
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 23.8% 67
(2) 8.9% 25
Neutral (3) 21.0% 59
(4) 15.3% 43
Very concerned (5) 30.2% 85
Changes in the level of public safety
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 20.6% 58
(2) 10.7% 30
Neutral (3) 17.1% 48
(4) 17.8% 50
Very concerned (5) 33.8% 95
Changes in traffic congestion
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 11.0% 31
(2) 8.5% 24
Neutral (3) 11.7% 33
(4) 18.9% 53
Very concerned (5) 49.1% 138
Use of taxpayers’ dollars and public funding for affordable housing subsidies
Response Percent Response Count
Not concerned (1) 32.7% 92
(2) 8.9% 25
Neutral (3) 17.8% 50
(4) 14.2% 40
Very concerned (5) 25.6% 72

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
90
Skipped
193

Question 4

What is your opinion about the impact of affordable housing on your community?
Response Percent Response Count
Affordable housing hurts my community 18.2% 51
Neutral 22.9% 64
Affordable housing benefits my community 58.9% 165

Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)

Answered
74
Skipped
209

What City housing programs and policies are you familiar with? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Affordable Rental Program 56.4% 102
Below Market Rate Home Ownership Program 52.5% 95
First Time Homebuyer Loan Program 73.5% 133
Home Rehabilitation Loan Program 32.0% 58
Housing Element 18.8% 34
Inclusionary Housing Ordinance 23.8% 43
Commercial Linkage fee Ordinance 9.9% 18
Density Bonus Ordinance 23.8% 43
Reasonable Accommodation Ordinance 17.1% 31

Which programs would you like to learn more about?

Response Percent Response Count
Affordable rental housing 55.6% 100
Affordable homeownership 59.4% 107
Home rehabilitation and emergency repair 26.1% 47
Housing policies (Inclusionary Housing, Commercial Linkage Fee, Density Bonus, Reasonable Accommodation) 43.3% 78
Other 14.4% 26
Sue Brandy inside Walnut Creek
December 15, 2017, 3:37 PM
  • Question 1:
    • Does Walnut Creek have enough housing to meet the needs of the community? - Not enough
    • Is the current supply of housing affordable enough to meet the needs of the community? - Not enough
    • Are there enough housing options in Walnut Creek? (e.g. single family homes, rental apartments, condominiums, townhomes, senior housing)? - Not Sure
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    We are greatly in need of affordable housing
  • Question 2: Please indicate your level of support for the following (1=Do not support to 5=Highly support):
    • A community where people can afford to live where they work - Highly support (5)
    • Development of subsidized affordable housing units in your community - Highly support (5)
    • Development of subsidized affordable housing in your neighborhood - Highly support (5)
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    It is important that all communties and neighborhoods take responsibility for helping to ease the housing crisis.
  • Question 3: Please indicate your level of concern regarding the following potential impacts from additional subsidized affordable housing development in Walnut Creek (1=Not concerned to 5=Very concerned).
    • Changes in property value in the surrounding neighborhood - Neutral (3)
    • Changes in the physical appearance of the neighborhood - Not concerned (1)
    • Changes in the quality of public schools - Not concerned (1)
    • Changes in the level of public safety - Not concerned (1)
    • Changes in traffic congestion - Not concerned (1)
    • Use of taxpayers’ dollars and public funding for affordable housing subsidies - Not concerned (1)
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    No response.
  • Question 4
    • What is your opinion about the impact of affordable housing on your community? - Affordable housing benefits my community
  • Is there anything you would like to add? (optional)
    No response.
  • What City housing programs and policies are you familiar with? (check all that apply)
    • Affordable Rental Program
    • Below Market Rate Home Ownership Program
    • First Time Homebuyer Loan Program
    • Housing Element
  • Which programs would you like to learn more about?
    No response.
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