Access to Quality Housing
This data shows the number of households identified as having one or more problems, or no problems (as defined by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). While this data was broken down by race/ethnicity, it became apparent after closer review that housing problems corresponded to socioeconomic status rather than race/ethnicity. For this reason, socioeconomic numbers are featured here and demonstrate that as one’s income increases, the quality of housing increases.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- A majority of survey participants (80%) believed they live in quality housing. This rang true among all groups when the results were broken down to look at age, income, race/ethnicity, religion, gender, renters vs. home owners, etc. In all groups, the majority felt they were living in quality housing.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Most attendees named safety, location and physical condition of the home as the most important factors in defining a quality home.
- People without internet access are at a disadvantage in finding available housing options in Dubuque.
- Transportation can pose a problem if you want to live outside of the downtown area.
- Access to resources, like housing vouchers, is limited and presents a barrier for those waiting to receive assistance.