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The Tompkins County Housing Needs Survey: Voice Your Views on Local Housing

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Do you live, work, or go to school in Tompkins County? Tompkins County wants to know your thoughts about housing in Tompkins County, and whether local housing meets your needs.

Through the Tompkins County Housing Needs Survey, an online survey that opens February 3, county residents, students, and workers who commute here from outside the county will provide important direct input, as part of the Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment. The Housing Needs Assessment, currently underway, will examine the current county housing market and unmet community housing needs, and will project housing demand over the next ten years.

To take the brief survey, visit now through Monday, February 22. (Paper copies of the survey are also available.)

“The Housing Needs Survey is an opportunity for everyone who lives, works, or studies in Tompkins County to share your housing experiences and perspectives,” notes Tompkins County Commissioner of Planning Ed Marx. “Whether you are happy with your current housing or are looking to change your living situation, your input matters. I urge everyone to take a few minutes to fill out the survey and contribute to our understanding of housing needs in Tompkins County.”

“Housing of all kinds is in short supply and even so-called affordable housing may be too expensive for many,” observes Michael Lane, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature. “The Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment is an important step in addressing these challenges, and will provide better understanding of our specific needs. With this information, the County and broader community can work together to develop effective strategies so that Tompkins County is a place where housing is affordable, safe, energy-efficient, and appealing.”

Results of the current needs assessment will expand upon findings of the County’s 2006 Affordable Housing Needs Assessment, and provide groundwork for an upcoming revision of the Tompkins County Housing Strategy.

For more information, or to request a hard copy of the Housing Needs Survey, contact the Tompkins County Planning Department at 607-274-5560 or

Updated information on the Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment project will be posted on the County Planning Department website at