Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Economic Development Department has launched a Housing Demand Survey to gauge the demand for housing across the region. The survey is anonymous and takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. It asks respondents multiple choice questions about their demographics, employment, current housing situation, income level, budget, and housing needs.
Since the survey’s launch, the Economic Development Department has seen hundreds of responses from a variety of demographics with needs across the housing continuum, including young families, retirees, those looking to relocate to Huron County from elsewhere, and people experiencing homelessness. The Department anticipates that the final data from the survey will help with understanding the true nature of the local housing shortage, what kind of units are in demand, and where. It will assist the County in its cross-departmental efforts to support a healthy supply of housing for all who need it.
Warden Glen McNeil stresses the importance of the survey feedback: “Housing is truly an issue that affects everyone in our community… grandparents, young families, our workforce, and especially our most vulnerable. I encourage all who are seeking housing in the County to respond as they are able, no matter their age, price range, or housing needs.”
The survey can be found at www.huroncountyconnects.ca and will be open until May 14, 2021.
For more information, contact:
Natasha Gaudio Harrison, Economic Development Officer
Huron County Economic Development Department
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, and wearing masks. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.