Take a moment to think about the quality of life in your neighborhood. Do you and your neighbors need help finding affordable housing? How many homes on your street would benefit from minor home repairs? Is it easy or difficult to use public transportation? Are the nutritional needs of children in your community being met? How many senior citizens live in your community? Do they have access to the care and resources they need?
Adams County wants your neighborhood to be the very best it can be. But before we can help you and your neighbors build a better place to live, we must first take a comprehensive look at your challenges; in other words, what does your community currently have in terms of available services, and what improvements would you like to see?
Every five years, Adams County conducts a community needs survey as part of developing a multi-year strategy for coordinating grant programs that serve low- to moderate-income citizens. Every county resident is encouraged to take a few minutes to complete the survey by Oct. 31. The county is particularly interested in hearing from residents of public housing, seniors, persons with disabilities, minorities, and the homeless.
“It is critically important that individual residents participate in the community needs assessment process; after all, who knows better what services are lacking than the people who live there?” said Kate Smith, compliance coordinator, Adams County Community and Neighborhood Resources Department.
To learn more about the community needs survey and how you and your neighbors can take more active roles in your community, visit www.adcogov.org/citizen-survey and take the survey (at the bottom of the page) in English or Spanish, or call 720-523-6061.