The City of Wayne has hired the consultants Hanna:Keelan to update its most recent (2016) housing study. The purpose for an up-to-date study encourages developers to building housing units as they know the community's need and reduces their risks, but it also allows the City funding avenues that would not be available with older or no housing studies. This also comes at a very good time when the 2020 Census data is slowly being released. Great news for the City of Wayne is that population data for 2020 shows that the City's population is now 5,973, a 5.5% increase from the 2010 Census. Better and additional housing can only enhance this growth pattern over the next ten years in and around Wayne.
But we need your help! Please take the Housing Survey below. There are three different ones (you can take more than one): housing, student housing and workforce. The surveys will also be available in paper copies at City Hall, the Wayne Public Library, and the Wayne Community Activity Center. These surveys are critical to better understand the needs of the residents, students and workforce in Wayne. At the end of each survey, if you choose, you can identify yourself for a chance to win 1 of 10 gift certificates for $50 each.
An accurate housing study can only happen with your help. If you have any questions about filling out the survey(s), don't hesitate to contact City Hall at 402-375-1733. Thank you in advance for your participation!