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City to begin housing survey

By JASON ECK

City employees Monday will begin pounding the pavement to gather details about the places Sonorans call home.

The city is completing a survey of all homes in the city, from single-family houses to apartment complexes.

The housing condition survey — which is required by the state — should take three to four months, said Rachelle Kellogg, city grants and redevelopment program manager.

Kellogg and Kim Campbell, community development specialist, are doing the survey and are working with Steve Fickel, city building inspector, to learn what to look for.

Kellogg wants people to know that when she and Campbell come knocking, they are there for a legitimate reason and they will have proper identification.

They will check the exterior condition of each building, including the foundation, roof and windows, and evaluate each building for structural soundness and housing type. They will not go inside.

Residents will be asked a few questions about their households, including the number of people living in their homes and their ages, whether they rent or own, the interior condition of the home and housing concerns. They also will be asked to indicate the range of their annual household income.

People who are not home will find surveys left at their front doors and are asked to return them as soon as possible using the accompanying self-addressed envelopes.

The survey will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, as well as a few weekend and evening hours, Kellogg said. A second round of surveying might be needed to pick up forms from people who do not respond.

Information gathered in the voluntary survey will be kept confidential. Some of the same information was collected in the 2000 Census. But Kellogg said she anticipates the Sonora survey will give the city more accurate information, particularly regarding income levels.

Statistics will be used to complete information that must be submitted to the state Department of Housing and Community Development later this year.


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