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The project logo COVID-19 Resident Needs Assessment Survey

The project logo COVID-19 Resident Needs Assessment Survey

The City is seeking public input to help identify critical needs and issues Virginia Beach residents are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your feedback will help guide the draft plan and priorities for funds the City will receive through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address housing needs, such as eviction prevention, homelessness prevention and shelter. 

Federal CARES Act funding amounts the City will be receiving and proposed uses can be found here.

The survey is only for current Virginia Beach residents. The survey will be open for responses through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24. 

The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will present its draft plan on the proposed uses of Federal CARES Act funds for housing assistance during a City Council Special Session that will occur after the survey deadline. If approved, City Council will be asked to authorize the proposed uses of funds by ordinance during the special session. An announcement will be made when the special session has been scheduled. 

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. We appreciate your feedback.

Update (May 6, 2020): A list of recurring needs and concerns from residents' comments, and responses for each subject can be found in the documents section below.

What needs do you have right now? Check all that apply.
Household supplies
36%
None
35%
Employment / Pay
34%
Food
21%
Utility assistance
15%
Medical attention / medical coverage
12%
Housing
9%
Other
7%
Childcare
4%
Closed to responses | 1,473 Responses
Which need is most critical for you right now? Choose one.
Employment / Pay
32%
None
30%
Household supplies
15%
Food
7%
Medical attention / medical coverage
5%
Other
4%
Utility Assistance
4%
Housing
2%
Childcare
1%
Closed to responses | 1,498 Responses
What housing-related challenge are you experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Choose the one option that most closely describes your situation.
I am not experiencing any housing-related challenges.
73%
I have critical repairs I need to make to my house but no funds to do them
8%
I am already behind in my rent and/or utilities and cannot pay my upcoming rent, although I don’t have an eviction notice yet
7%
Other (please indicate)
7%
I am behind in my mortgage payment but do not have a foreclosure notice
4%
I have already lost my housing and am either on the street or staying with others
1%
I have been issued an eviction notice and am facing eviction in the next 30 days
0%
I have received a foreclosure notice from my mortgage lender
0%
Closed to responses | 1,415 Responses
If you chose, "I have already lost my home and am either on the street or staying with others," is this the first time that you have lost your housing?
No
84%
Yes
16%
Closed to responses | 216 Responses
What types of housing assistance do you currently need? Choose all that apply.
None
67%
Rent and/or utility payment assistance
16%
Home repair assistance
10%
Mortgage assistance
8%
Assistance finding affordable housing
3%
Other
2%
Landlord/tenant mediation
2%
Homeless services/shelter
1%
Closed to responses | 1,246 Responses
What types of other assistance are you currently using/receiving? Choose all that apply.
None
77%
Unemployment
11%
Medicaid
7%
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
4%
Other
4%
Mental health services
3%
Food pantry/meal services
3%
Energy Assistance
1%
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
0%
Childcare Subsidy
0%
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
0%
Closed to responses | 1,262 Responses
What other resources do you think would be helpful in your recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Closed for Comments
If you are facing eviction or foreclosure, what is the last date for assistance that would help prevent you from losing your housing? Date format: xx/xx/xx
Closed to responses
How many people live in your home?
2
40%
3
20%
4
18%
1
12%
5
7%
6
4%
7
0%
8
0%
More than 8
0%
Closed to responses | 1,294 Responses
What was the approximate total yearly income of everyone who lived in your home in 2019?
$60,000-$79,999
15%
$40,000-$59,999
13%
$80,000-$99,999
13%
$100,000-$124,999
11%
$20,000 - $39,999
10%
Prefer not to say
9%
$125,000-$149,999
9%
$175,000 or more
8%
$150,000-$174,999
4%
$10,000 - $19,999
4%
I’m not sure
3%
Under $10,000
1%
Closed to responses | 1,272 Responses
How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your financial situation?
Minor impact on my financial situation
40%
Major impact on my financial situation
35%
No impact on my financial situation
25%
Closed to responses | 1,279 Responses
How has the coronavirus pandemic affected your employment status?
No effect to date (I am still 100% employed)
21%
I am working from home full-time (still on salary)
20%
No effect, I am retired/not working
17%
My hours have been reduced
13%
Other
11%
My job has been cut (I am unemployed)
8%
I have been furloughed
6%
I have been laid off
4%
Closed to responses | 1,266 Responses
How many persons in your household have become unemployed since this February due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
0 (no one has become unemployed)
64%
1
26%
2
8%
3
2%
4
0%
5
0%
6
0%
8
0%
7
0%
More than 8
0%
Closed to responses | 1,262 Responses
What was the approximate combined monthly income that the people who are unemployed lost?
$2,000 - $2,999
16%
Prefer not to say
15%
Under $1,000
13%
I'm not sure
12%
$1,000 - $1,999
12%
$3,000 - $3,999
8%
$10,000 or more
7%
$4,000 - $4,999
6%
$6,000 - $6,999
4%
$5,000 - $5,999
4%
$9,000 - $9,999
2%
$7,000 - $7,999
1%
$8,000 - $8,999
1%
Closed to responses | 699 Responses
If you are a landlord, how many rental units do you own that are occupied by tenants?
1 unit
66%
2 - 4 units
24%
More than 10 units
6%
5 - 7 units
5%
8 - 10 units
0%
Closed to responses | 127 Responses
Approximately how many of your tenants, if any, were not able to pay April's rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
None, all of my tenants were able to pay
71%
All of my tenants were not able to pay
11%
Half of my tenants were not able to pay
7%
Less than half of my tenants were not able to pay
7%
More than half of my tenants were not able to pay
4%
Closed to responses | 128 Responses
Approximately how many of your tenants have contacted you with concerns about not being able to pay May's rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
None
61%
All of my tenants
21%
Less than half of my tenants
7%
Half of my tenants
7%
More than half of my tenants
4%
Closed to responses | 134 Responses
What are your thoughts about any actions the City should take to address this problem?
Closed for Comments
What is your age?
45 - 54
23%
35 - 44
23%
55 - 64
21%
64 - 74
15%
25 - 34
13%
75 or older
3%
18 – 24
2%
Less than 18 years of age
0%
Closed to responses | 1,209 Responses
If you would like to receive follow-up information or notices of future surveys, please provide your email address (optional):
Closed to responses
The City is also gathering information about critical needs and issues Virginia Beach business owners are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you own a business in Virginia Beach, would you be willing to answer a few more questions to help us get a sense of how COVID-19 is impacting you in this area?
Yes, please take me to the Business Needs Assessment survey now.
Yes, but not right now. (To take the Business Needs Assessment survey later, visit PublicInput.com/COVID19BusinessNeeds.)
No, thanks.
No. I do not own a business in Virginia Beach.
I already completed the Business Needs Assessment survey.
Closed to responses