Regional Housing Needs Survey
GWRC is collecting citizen input for a newly launched study on regional housing needs. The survey includes questions about respondents’ current satisfaction with the price, condition, and size of their homes, along with questions about any challenges encountered while searching for housing. The survey also collects information about household location, income, and demographics to help understand disparities in housing needs; however, all results will be kept anonymous. Time to complete the survey is fewer than five minutes.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWRC-Housing-Survey
To complete a survey over the phone, or to receive a paper survey form, please call Kate Gibson at 540-642-1579.
Responses will be collected through Friday, July 31, 2020. A summary of results will be released later in July, and the full report with recommendations will be released in August.
COVID-19 Office Closure
Effective March 17, 2020, the GWRC office is closed to the public until further notice. All staff are still working, and are reachable via their work emails and phone numbers.
Tracing its origins to 1961, the George Washington Regional Commission is the “planning district commission” established by the General Assembly for the region comprising the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford, known collectively as “Planning District 16.” Planning District 16 is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing of the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts.
The Commission provides a broad array of services for the benefit of the 347,000 residents of Planning District 16, including regional environmental, energy-conservation, hazard mitigation and rural transportation planning programs; operation of GWRideConnect, the region’s nationally-recognized rideshare brokerage that facilitates and promotes vanpooling and transit use, and; serving as staff to its sister board, the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), which is the federally-recognized transportation-planning commission serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.