Broome County Housing Needs Assessment

In April 2023 Broome County began development of a County-wide Housing Needs Assessment. The purpose of this project is to identify existing and future housing needs, as well as critical housing gaps and issues, and develop strategies that guide activities related to housing opportunities for the County, municipalities, and other partners.


Public Engagement Activities

  • Public Survey - A survey was conducted as part of the Housing Needs Assessment project during May 2023 to solicit residents’ perspectives on a variety of housing-related topics. Thank you to the 1,000 + county households that participated in the public survey! 
  • Public Workshop - Broome County held an open-house public workshop on October 12, 2023, at the Broome County Public Library to share some of the initial findings of the needs analysis and gather input and ideas from the community about housing needs and potential solutions. The public workshop included a series of interactive stations which focused on: general housing challenges faced by individuals and the community, housing needs for various population groups, types of housing needed in the community, opportunities available to address the housing needs, draft goals and strategies, and open-ended comment boards that allowed participants to share ideas for other solutions and general comments for the plan. During the workshop a brief presentation was provided, sharing information on the planning process, data and trends identified in the needs analysis, as well as highlights from the public survey. The feedback received during the workshop will be used to develop and refine the strategies and recommendations for the draft plan. Thank you to everyone who attended the public workshop and shared their ideas for the plan!


Further information about the Housing Needs Assessment will be posted to this page as it becomes available.


Housing Resources

Unfortunately Broome County Planning does not have authority to provide assistance as it relates to housing issues and disputes. However, we are committed to ensuring that people have access to information and services related to housing. Our Housing Resources page provides an overview of agencies and programs that may be able to help you more thoroughly.