The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City launched a survey on housing, open through April 28. It asks people to rank the importance of various challenges to housing and to answer a few open-ended questions. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

We are looking for a mix of knowledgeable opinions. What we learn will help the Kansas City Fed help communities respond to housing challenges in the Tenth District. The District includes Colorado, Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska, northern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

There are many challenges. From rising materials costs to low wages, the racial wealth gap to unfair lease provisions – and more – these challenges mean a safe and affordable place to live is External Linkincreasingly out of reach.

We want to hear from affordable housing funders, builders and providers, groups that work with tenants and homeowners, elected officials, business and neighborhood leaders, and more.

We plan to release the survey results this summer. The results will guide us as we conduct research, help shape policy and engage stakeholders.

If your work connects with housing, please use External Linkhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/housing-kcfed to give us your opinion by 5 p.m., April 28, 2021. If you would be willing to share with other individuals or groups involved in housing in your area, we would appreciate it.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Wilding, community development specialist, at Jennifer.wilding@kc.frb.org.

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Jennifer Wilding

Community Development Specialist

Jennifer Wilding, who joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in August 2018 as a community development specialist, supports the community development team in addressing i…