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Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment

Revised Reports Now Available:

Since the September 6, 2016 meeting, the Danter Company has made some revisions. Below you will find updated versions of the various special reports and analyses.

2016 Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment Documents
  Executive Summary
  Single Family Demand Analysis
  Condominium Demand Analysis
  Apartment Demand Analysis
  Purpose-Built Student Housing Potential
  Senior Housing with Services Demand Analysis
  In-Commuter Demand Analysis
  Housing Demand by Income
  Low Income Housing Tax Credit Workbook
  Survey of Special Needs Providers
  Key Indicators of Residential Change
  Geographic Preferences of Residents and In-commuters
  Summary of Survey of Real Estate Professionals, Planners, Public Officials, and Major Employers
  Survey of Small Apartment Properties (less than 24 units)
  Survey of Large Apartment Properties (24 units or more)
  Online Housing Survey Results
  List of Interviewees

Printed copies are available for a nominal fee.


2016 Tompkins County Needs Assessment

On December 1, 2015, the Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment project was launched to update and expand upon the 2006 Affordable Housing Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment will identify current housing needs as well as projected housing demand over the next ten years. Current and future needs are being examined by income levels, geographic areas, and assorted market segments (i.e., various age groups and household types, students, those with special needs, etc.). The project is also looking into development costs for new housing and its results will inform a future update of the Tompkins County Housing Strategy.

The Tompkins County Planning Department has retained the Danter Company to assist the development of the Needs Assessment. Completion is expected in spring 2016. Additional news and documents will be posted on this page as the project progresses, so please visit this page for future announcements.

2006 Tompkins County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment 

The Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2004 included an action item to conduct a housing needs assessment to use as a basis to guide development of affordable housing that meets local needs. The Tompkins Planning Department retained the services of Economic and Policy Resources to conduct a countywide needs assessment and affordability analysis. The Assessment documents current housing, economic, and demographic trends in the County and forecasts the number of housing units that will need to be added to the current supply to meet the needs of our population in the next decade. Background data collection was completed in the fall of 2005 along with a stakeholder presentation to discuss preliminary findings. Final analysis and recommendations were compiled and presented at another stakeholder meeting in May 2006.