Purdue Extension to deal with housing issues in Parke County

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In Parke County, Indiana, restricted obtainable housing choices are constraining individuals’s capability to stay and work within the county. The Purdue Extension Neighborhood Growth Program is collaborating to offer county-level, housing-related data that may information county and native leaders as they work to enhance housing wanted for present and future group success.

“Housing represents a key side of financial and group improvement in Parke County. Our in-depth evaluation will information county and native leaders as they search to enhance the combo of housing wanted to satisfy present and future housing calls for,” stated Michael Wilcox, assistant director and program chief for Purdue Extension’s Neighborhood Growth Program.

In partnership with Parke County leaders, companies and residents, the Purdue crew will present a complete evaluation of housing in Parke County by way of information evaluation, co-host focus-group conferences with native companions and produce a survey to find out the housing demand and wishes of workers working within the county.

“Now we have labored with Purdue Extension on a number of initiatives, together with the event of our Enterprise Retention & Enlargement (BR&E) program. Lack of high quality, obtainable housing was a necessity recognized by our employers in the course of the BR&E interviews. This evaluation is critical to deal with that want,” stated Cyndi Todd, government director of Partnership Parke County, Financial Growth Workplace.

The Purdue crew will synthesize the knowledge collected and put together a abstract of main findings and attainable methods for leaders to contemplate as they handle present housing points.

“At Purdue Extension, we’re our group’s academic companion for all times, and an integral a part of that’s accumulating the information that helps our stakeholders make sound data-based choices,” stated Kurt Lanzone, agriculture and pure sources educator, Purdue Extension – Parke County.

The survey is offered on-line for anybody residing and/or working in Parke County. Arduous copies will probably be obtainable after Jan. 3 on the Parke County Courthouse (116 W. Excessive Road Room 104 Rockville). Everybody is inspired to finish the survey by Jan. 28. Contact Wilcox (wilcox16@purdue.edu) for extra data.

Author: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, mayer36@purdue.edu

Supply: Michael Wilcox, 765-494-7273, wilcox16@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Division Head, mmanier@purdue.edu

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