Survey Summary

In 2006, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute  conducted a survey of local officials from 39 cities regarding the Met Council's affordable housing planning goals, their view of the feasibility of those goals, perceived barriers to affordable housing development , and tools the city had tried to promote affordable housing development.   Survey results provide a wealth of information useful for those advocating for more affordable housing.  Clicking on a City name below leads to detailed survey results for that city.  Other results of the survey are listed below the City table.

CURA gathered data from 39 cities for this survey.  Topics covered included awareness and beliefs around affordable housing goals, actions taken to promote affordable housing development (including frequency and effectiveness), and obstacles and challenges to low cost housing production.  In addition to the detailed results for each City which may be accessed by clicking on the City name above, there are a number of other results of the survey:

Read the initial public policy conclusions drawn from an analysis of survey results by the survey's authors

Download the Survey Results combining responses from all participating cities; you can compare your city's response to the other cities in the survey

Download the Survey Protocol, which lists the survey's questions
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Survey Results
Download a general summary of the survey data - E. Goetz & A. Vesota.
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