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Posted on: December 16, 2021

The results of the Howard Community Survey have been tabulated

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On July 14, 2021, the Village Board hired UW River Falls Survey Research Center to conduct a Community Survey. The Village Board approved the survey tool on Aug. 5. An email invitation to complete the survey was sent to 6,863 emails, and a postcard with the survey link was sent to a random sample of 1,000 households. A total of 2,697 responses were received – a response rate of approximately 34%. The Executive Summary is found on pages 5 and 6. 

Consistent with the survey conducted in 2013, the primary reasons for choosing to live in the Village of Howard were the Howard-Suamico School District, family ties, and the cost of housing. Other reasons included the availability of housing, safety and low crime rates, and quality of neighborhoods. Residents are most likely to support investment and tax increases for maintaining and improving existing roadways. The quality of parks ranked very high. 

When asked what kind of housing the village needs, 82% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that mid-level single-family homes are needed, and 68% agreed or strongly agreed that affordable owner-occupied housing is needed. On the flip side, 78% of respondents strongly disagreed or disagreed that large apartment complexes are needed. A large majority of respondents support investments in the Duck Creek Quarry and beach, as well as an outdoor gathering space for large events. 

Click here to read the full report of the 2021 Howard Community Survey

2021 Howard Community Survey Results
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