Red Cliff Launches Housing Needs Assessment Survey
Community Members urged to take survey
Data used to enhance local programs, funding
The Red Cliff Tribe, in partnership with the Red Cliff Housing Authority, has launched a Tribal Housing Needs Assessment household survey taking place from December 2020 - February 2021. The survey will have two phases: all households on-reservation will receive a door hanger with an online survey code in December, and all off-reservation member households in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan will receive a mailer containing an online survey code in January. This survey is an important data collection project designed to compile accurate demographic, employment and housing information about Red Cliff tribal members. The data collected during this survey will be used to enhance local programs and attract funding for housing and other community programs.
Beginning in December 2020, survey staff will drop off information and instructions so that individuals can complete the survey online. Survey topics include: income, education, housing situation, use of and need for community programs and services. All household information requested by the survey is essential to accomplishing the project’s goals. The responses provided to field staff will remain confidential and anonymous.
Please provide honest and complete answers to field staff to support their efforts to:
- Challenge and replace the Census Bureau’s housing needs data for the Red Cliff Reservation
- Ensure that the Tribe receives their fair share of affordable housing funding
- Affirm the Tribe’s sovereignty and expand its self-determination
- Determine current and future need for housing and essential services
The information you provide will help our community!
The on-reservation survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and we need complete responses from every household on the reservation. The off-reservation Tribal Member survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. As a special thank you, households that complete the survey will receive an individual incentive and be entered into weekly drawings for larger prizes valued up to $200!
The project is funded by Enterprise Community Partners and the Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority.
On-reservation tribal members will receive a door hanger with a unique survey code at their home that they can use to complete their survey online at: https://www.redcliff-nsn.gov/survey. Off-reservation tribal members will receive a mailed letter containing their online survey code—watch for yours in the mail in January.
We will drop off paper forms to on-reservation households without internet access starting two weeks after we release the survey.
FOR QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Tribal Survey Manager, Red Cliff
Phone: (715) 779-3744 ext. 3515
Kevin Klingbeil (Survey Coordinator)
Managing Director, Big Water Consulting
Phone: (206) 466-2065