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Housing needs could be helped by results of community survey

Brad Williams

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The new community survey being conducted by the City of La Crosse could have an impact on housing priorities in the city.

Community development administrator Caroline Gregerson said a similar survey in La Crosse, conducted five years ago, led to a campaign to replace rundown old homes with new ones.

Gregerson added that the new survey, which ends Oct. 31 could also recommend repairing existing houses.

The city gets $1.1 million in federal funding during the year, which can be spent on housing and other priorities.

The survey could help determine the future of services for the homeless in our area.

Gregerson says people responding to the survey might be able to suggest ways to combine homeless programs in La Crosse and other nearby towns.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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