City of Meriden Housing Plan Survey is Now Available to the Public
MERIDEN— The City of Meriden, in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG), is conducting a survey to help identify the perceptions and realities of housing affordability, appropriateness, and challenges within our community. The South Central Region Council of Governments partners with local governments to coordinate municipal services, transportation, and land use planning programs. The mission behind the collaboration is to create housing plans tailored to each city/town’s individual housing markets and needs.
Once every five years, municipalities in the State of Connecticut are required to prepare or amend an affordable housing plan and then put it into action. Planning for more affordable homes is an important first step in creating space for productive community conversations around affordability. The survey created is the first step in the process to understand the community’s perception surrounding housing in the City of Meriden. The survey is available until October 5, 2021 and is available in both English and Spanish.
“We hope that community members lend their voice to this process in efforts to identify the public need,” said Paul Dickson, Director of Planning, Development and Enforcement. “The community input in this initial stage will be the foundation for the Housing Plan and guide the City’s future residential development.”
RKG Associates, Inc., the consulting firm hired to help prepare the Housing Plans, is conducting this survey. Responses will be kept confidential and allow SCRCOG to develop a housing plan that is sensitive to the needs and concerns of all residents.
To learn more and participate in the survey, please use the following link: https://scrcog.org/housing-plan-survey/
Belen Michelis, Strategic Communications Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-535-5663