As residents of Glasgow start checking their mailboxes, they might spot an envelope asking to fill out a survey. Don't throw that envelope away; it's not junk mail. It's part of many steps needed to be taken to complete the housing plan that Great Northern Development (GND) is assisting the city with.
Anyone with a water meter will be sent the survey and those who reside in the Northern Heights area and in other subsidized housing in Glasgow might see a few ladies going door to door to get surveys handed out Aug. 20-21. Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson, Housing Specialist for GND Brianne Vine and office assistant Brittany Deavila will be making those stops. They will also head to Nemont Manor at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, and to the Glasgow Senior Center on Thursday, Aug. 21.
The surveys will help gather information on housing needs and gather input from the community. Surveys need to be returned by Sept. 15. The information will help the city get more grants and assistance for more fixed income housing in Glasgow.
A drawing for those willing to fill out an entry form will get one lucky person $500 in Glasgow Chamber Dollars, which can be used at participating businesses in town. The drawing will take place on Sept. 16. Erickson added that names in the drawing would not be linked to the surveys.
Many of the survey questions are relating to number of household members, why you live in Glasgow, income, and the need for lower income housing or housing in general. The survey has 28 questions and may take around five minutes to fill out.
This survey is funded through a grant that was received by the city to research housing needs and costs in the area in order to help get more grant funding for more future housing. When the housing plan is complete, further steps will be made to continue the process.