Dare to survey native retailers on employee housingBy Outer Banks Voice on September 14, 2020(Dare County)(Shutterstock)In June 2018, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce requested the Dare County Commissioners to contemplate zoning modifications, together with permitting accent dwelling models and extra multi-family constructions and rising dwelling densities per acre. These measures, chamber officers mentioned, have been designed to deal with a important scarcity of inexpensive housing that poses a critical impediment to attracting expert staff to Dare County, thus harming the native economic system.Since that point, the problem of making extra “essential” housing within the county has flickered on and off the entrance burner with the commissioners approving some zoning modifications to attempt to encourage its creation. However making important progress on easing the county’s important housing crunch has proved to be a frightening activity. Now, the county is popping to its enterprise group for some solutions — actually.On Sept. 14, Dare County and the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill introduced that they had developed a survey that seeks enter from native enterprise house owners and employers relating to their staff’ housing wants. The concept is to determine essentially the most important challenges related to the scarcity of housing choices throughout the county.The survey asks employers to offer data on a big selection of worker housing points that vary from the size of an worker’s one-way commute from their residence to what enterprise house owners consider to be the largest obstacles to potential staff securing housing inside Dare County. Members’ responses to the 14-question survey are fully confidential and can be used to tell Dare County officers of the kind and scale of housing that’s wanted so as to higher assist the native Outer Banks economic system.The survey is the results of a partnership shaped between Dare County and the Growth Finance Initiative (DFI), a program on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Faculty of Authorities. Dare County’s partnership with the DFI goals to evaluate the demand for extra housing choices within the county and to determine alternatives for brand spanking new actual property developments that can higher serve the group.To entry the Dare County Housing Wants survey and submit your responses, go to darenc.com/EmployerHousingSurvey.