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Survey seeks to understand low-income residents in Clark County

Results to help identify needs, provide services

By , Columbian staff reporter

Clark County Community Services has launched its annual community survey to capture the needs of lower-income residents.

The survey is anonymous and open to residents who are experiencing any type of financial hardship or are economically disadvantaged. The survey aids Clark County and the Community Action Advisory Board to classify services with its Community Services Block grant funds. Community Services is required to conduct a needs survey every three years.

“Furthermore, gathering this information helps inform the kinds of resources and services needed in Clark County to support and improve the lives of people who are economically disadvantaged,” the survey instructions said.

The survey is less than 20 minutes long and will take about 15 minutes to complete. Throughout the survey, some of the questions asked relate to barriers preventing residents from meeting their employment and housing needs. The community canvas also inquires about physical and behavioral health, and support services needed in the community.

To take the survey, visit The survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian. Respondents must complete the survey by Friday, April 14.

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