Resident Survey for TSP Address:

This survey is a joint effort between TSP and the East St. Louis Action Research Project, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Survey results will be used to create a comprehensive neighborhood improvement plan. Any comments you make may become a part of the Improvement Plan; however, the source of these remarks will be held strictly confidential. If you have additional questions or would like a copy of the completed interview, please do not hesitate to call the Springfield Project , Cheryl Briggs at phone: 206 7690

Date of Interview:

Start Time: End Time:

Interviewer #1:

Interviewer #2:

Interviewer please remember:

Fill in top part of survey form (address, date, time, your names)

For multiple choice questions circle the number for the answer. For open-ended questions note all the residents comments in the provided space (Use back of survey form in case you run out of space, make sure you writer the question # that you are continuing on the back).

A. General Perceptions

First we are interested in knowing your overall feelings about your neighborhood.

  1. How long have you and your family lived in this neighborhood?
  2. 1. less than 1 year

    2. 1 to 3 years

    3. 4 to 10 years

    4. 11 to 20 years

    5. 21 to 30 years

    6. more than 30 years

  3. What are the three most significant changes that have taken place in this neighborhood since you moved here?

1. ______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________

  1. What are the three best things about living in this neighborhood?
  2. 1. _______________________________________________________

    2. _______________________________________________________

    3. _______________________________________________________

  3. What are the three worst things about living in this neighborhood?

1. _______________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________

5. During the time you have lived in this neighborhood, what events have had the most impact on the neighborhood and on the city as a whole?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Environment

Next we are interested in knowing your feelings about the natural environment of this neighborhood.

6. How would you rate the overall health of this neighborhood’s natural environment?

1. very unhealthy

2. unhealthy

3. somewhat unhealthy

4. healthy

5. very healthy

 

7. Is garbage a problem in your neighborhood?

1. yes

2. no

 

8. If yes, how serious is the garbage problem?

1. very serious

2. serious

3. somewhat serious
4. not serious

5. insignificant

 

  1. Where is the garbage or other sanitation violation located?

 

 

 

 

C. Housing

We would like to know how you feel about housing in your neighborhood

10. How satisfied are you with your present housing situation?

1. very satisfied

2. satisfied

3. dissatisfied

4. very dissatisfied

11. Do you own or rent your home?

  1. own
  2. rent

12. How did you finance the purchase of your home?

1. conventional loan

2. savings

3. bond-for-deed

13. If bond-for-deed, how satisfied are you with your financing option?

1. very satisfied

2. satisfied

3. dissatisfied

4. very dissatisfied

14. Have you or the owner of your property applied for a home improvement loan over the last five (5) years?

  1. yes
  2. no
  3. uncertain

15. If yes, were you or the owner of your property granted a loan?

  1. yes
  2. no

16. If no, what reason did the bank provide for your denial?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. How would you rate the overall housing conditions in this neighborhood?

1. excellent

2. good

3. fair

4. poor

5. very poor

 

18. Which of the following types land uses would you like to see happen for vacant lots in your neighborhood ?

  1. Single family homes
  2. Multi-family homes
  3. Green Space
  4. Community center facility
  5. Other (please specify)

 

 

D. Community Services

We are interested in how you rate the quality of the community services available to you in your neighborhood.

Please rate the adequacy of the following services:

Public Services

Good Fair Poor Not Available No Opinion

19. Police Protection: 1 2 3 4 5

20. Fire Protection: 1 2 3 4 5

21. Snow Removal: 1 2 3 4 5

22. Garbage Removal: 1 2 3 4 5

23. Bus Service: 1 2 3 4 5

 

Social Services

Please rate the availability and quality of the following services in your neighborhood or close proximity (easy to access for you) of your neighborhood

Good Fair Poor Not Available No Opinion

24. Health Services: 1 2 3 4 5

25. Family Planning: 1 2 3 4 5

26. Recreation/Parks: 1 2 3 4 5

27. Day Care Centers: 1 2 3 4 5

28. Drug & Alcohol Programs: 1 2 3 4 5

29. Job Training: 1 2 3 4 5

30. Senior Citizen’s Services: 1 2 3 4 5

31. Legal Services: 1 2 3 4 5

32. Youth Development: 1 2 3 4 5

 

E. Shopping and Economic Activity

The following set of questions will tell us about the type of economic activity in this neighborhood.

Where do you usually go for the following goods and services?

Neighborhood

33. Groceries: 1 2 3 4

34. Medical/Dental Care: 1 2 3 4

35. Child Care: 1 2 3 4

36. Clothing: 1 2 3 4

37. Laundry: 1 2 3 4

38. Auto Repair: 1 2 3 4

39. Hardware: 1 2 3 4

40. Restaurants: 1 2 3 4

41. Gasoline: 1 2 3 4

42. Prescription Medication: 1 2 3 4

43. Housewares: 1 2 3 4

44. Banking: 1 2 3 4

45. Legal Services: 1 2 3 4

 

46 Which three types of goods or services not currently available in this neighborhood would you like to see offered?

1. ______________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________

 

 

 

F. You and Your Household

The next set of questions is about you and your household members. They are very important to help us better understand the previous set of questions.

 

Location of job(s) if employed for each adult in the household:

47. Adult (1) 48. Adult (2) 49. Adult (3)

50. What is your main form of transportation?

  1. car
  2. foot
  3. motorcycle
  4. bike
  5. bus
  6. ride with friend
  7. light rail
  8. Other: (please specify)

 

 

G. Planning & Community Leadership

This section includes questions about the kinds of planning and leadership you want to see in this neighborhood.

51. Are you familiar with the existing neighborhood organization?

  1. yes
  2. no

52. Do you attend the meetings?

  1. regularly
  2. sometimes
  3. never

53. If ‘never’, why not?

 

 

 

 

54. What are the three most important outcomes of the neighborhood plan?

1. _______________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________

55. Would you or members of your household be willing to assist your neighborhood organization and TSP in achieving one of these goals?

  1. yes
  2. no

56. If ‘yes’, which one of the three listed above?

 

 

 

57. Would you like to be notified of the neighborhood meetings?

  1. yes
  2. no