Resident Assessment of Housing Quality: Lessons from Pilot Surveys
- The survey yielded high response rates over 60% regardless of distribution, nearly 70% for FHA-assisted households when mailings were addressed to the resident, and the distribution was by mail. This also reinforced findings from the Section 8 study where rates of return were over 75%.
- Residents' overall ratings of their units' were highly consistent with assessments by on-site inspectors. Rates of agreement for individual items were frequently above 90% and for more than three-fourths of the items agreement was greater than 80%.