4134 Washtenaw (at the corner of Hogback and Washtenaw)
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107

The Washtenaw County/City of Ann Arbor Office of Community Development is conducting an Affordable Housing Needs Assessment for Washtenaw County and they need resident input.

They want to know:

--What are the housing needs in the community?
--How should resources be allocated?
--What is working in the community and what isn't?
--What are the barriers to affordable housing?
--What information would be useful for you on a web-based GIS mapping system? Such as printing out maps showing how low-income census tracts, schools, aerial photos of parcels of land, zoning districts, elderly projects, etc.?

The final product will include:
--An analysis of our market
--Unmet demand
--Recommendations on targeted income levels, household sizes, tenure, amenities, price points, location and funding sources.
--Recommendations on how to address local barriers
Web-based GIS data analysis tool to enable developers, planners, policy amkers and the public to query the data assembled and produce a map with layers of information about a census block or parcel.

This will be an informal focus group. It will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 6:30-8:30pm and the Library Learning Resource Center (LLRC) at 4134 Washtenaw (at the corner of Hogback and Washtenaw).

refreshments will be served.

This is Co-Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, Michigan State Housing Development, Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

Added by ICPJ on July 28, 2006