Community Development Needs Survey

Consolidated Plan - Fiscal Years 2020-2024


The City of Springfield is administering a survey to City residents, neighborhood groups, businesses, developers, and both public and private sector service providers to assess community needs in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, public services, public & private improvements and infrastructure and public facilities. Survey results will be used in an assessment of community development needs applied to the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

Each year the City of Springfield receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) due to its population, demographics and available funding. Based on current funding levels, the City estimates it will receive approximately $1,300,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and approximately $967,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds each of the next 5 years. These funds primarily benefit low to moderate income households.

This survey is designed to collect public opinion regarding how the City should program funding among the five (5) different program areas. This survey is voluntary, and your answers will be kept confidential.  It is estimated that the survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. Please do not take this survey again if you have already completed it. Paper copies of the survey will be made available upon request. Thank you for providing your valuable input!