The Town of Davidson Needs Volunteers!
This year, the Town of Davidson requested federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to help with improvements at Roosevelt Wilson Park (play feature and picnic structure) and constructing new sidewalks on Houston Street and Mock Road. To get approval for the funding, the town must show that the project benefits low- and moderate-income persons. Generally, an applicant can rely on census data to prove this benefit. For the park and sidewalk improvements, the census tract included too large an area to qualify. The qualification must be done through a door-to-door survey of a smaller area. That's where volunteers come in!
Working with Mecklenburg County, we developed a survey that has been approved by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We plan to send out teams of volunteers to ask persons who live within a designated area around Roosevelt Wilson Park to complete the survey. The survey is 100% confidential. It asks for the number of persons in the household, household income, and race. The results will only be used to prove to HUD that at least 51% of people who live around the new sidewalk area and RWP are low to moderate income.
If you are free on Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. (with shifts until 3:00p.m.) and/or on Sunday, September 23 (from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.), please sign up here:
If you happen to live in the area where we’ll be surveying, we’ll hope that you’ll actively participate in the process. The survey is short and will only take five minutes of your time. We need as much data as possible to qualify for funding for these projects.