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Love Your Block – Jackson, TN seeks Housing Repair Needs survey participation
Posted on 07/10/2024

JACKSON, Tenn. – Love Your Block – Jackson, TN is seeking the participation in a Housing Repair Needs survey.

"Over the past few years, Love Your Block has assisted in multiple exterior home repairs throughout our city," said Abby Palmer, City of Jackson, TN Neighborhood Services Director. "This survey will assist us in shaping effective home repair assistance programs."

Feedback from the survey will help the program identify the most needed repairs and barriers residents face in addressing them.
The survey can be accessed by visiting https://loveyourblock.jacksontn.gov and selecting the “Housing Repair Needs Survey” button.

About Love Your Block – Jackson, TN
The Cities of Service Love Your Block program brings city leaders and residents together to build stronger neighborhoods, one block at a time. Typically, cities implementing Love Your Block invite community groups to identify priority projects and award mini-grants to support neighborhood-driven solutions that the community can implement. From turning vacant lots into community gardens to helping elderly neighbors with home repairs to avoid fines and safely age in place, resident volunteers are “loving their blocks'' and making them, and their cities, better places to live.The benefits of Love Your Block go well beyond physical improvements. A 2021 Urban Institute study found that social networks sparked by deep resident-to-city-hall engagement can instigate neighborhood-level improvements in addition to larger, sustainable improvements to municipal practices and policies. Love Your Block activates and builds social networks between residents, their neighbors, and city hall. This resident-to-city hall engagement can lead to collective efficacy that is often bidirectional: city officials can leverage neighborhood social capital in service of mayoral goals and residents can leverage greater responsiveness from officials to address their needs and priorities. In other words, Love Your Block is a starting point for cities to more meaningfully engage their residents and improve communities in holistic and sustainable ways.

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