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Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
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Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
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Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
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Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
Rockbridgereportgroup 3 1+Notes
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  • “ Poverty is not a universal experience…” Surveys were sent to local services in order to get a better understanding of how to make that statement true for Rockbridge.
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    • 1. Identifying Problems and Assessing Needs Services survey respondents provide Service Provided Number of agencies/ agency divisions providing service Child Care 3 Educational Services 8 Food Assistance 7 Fuel Assistance 4 Healthcare 4 Housing Assistance 4 Job Training 5 Language Translation Services 3 Transportation Services 6 Services for A-Risk Youth 7 Services of the Elderly 9 Services for the Mentally Disabled 9 Services for the Abused 7 Services for the Physically Disabled 9 Other Services (e.g. counseling, information dissemination, shelter, prevention services, homeownership assistance, etc.) 17
    • 2. Identifying Problems
      • Underemployment/unemployment
      • Transportation
      • Healthcare and Wellness
      • Quality of Housing
      Most pressing issues :
    • 3.  
    • 4. Would relations with other Agencies be a solution to the Poverty Dilemma?
      • Most responses were limited to the answer that they are unsure if future relations would ensure promising business practices.
    • 5. Assessing Needs
    • 6. Identifying Problems
    • 7. Conclusion of Surveys
      • The local officials dealt with the issues present in the community that had the least amount of severity on the local public.
        • Poverty remains an issue because local officials were INEFFICIENT and INSUFFICIENT .
    • 8. Transportation
      • Complex issue
      • Word during “ non-public ” hours
      • Dependent on child care and public transportation
      • Lack of transportation options
    • 9. Rockbridge area residents without private motor vehicles Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices H6, H18, H20, H38, H40, H42, H43, and H44. Virginia Rockbridge County Buena Vista City Lexington City % Without Vehicles 7.7 4.7 14.2 14.2
    • 10.
      • Bidirectional relationship between transportation and employment:
        • No transportation—unable to maintain secure employment
        • No employment—unable to afford independent transportation
      Transportation
    • 11.
      • “ we would like to see more natural supports, which could be out in the community… ”
      • Demand-responsive (DR) Rockbridge Area Transportation System (RATS)
      Transportation
    • 12.
      • Economic costs to inadequate access to transportation
      • Non-economic costs to inadequate access to transportation
      Transportation
    • 13.
      • “ Green ” public transportation offers a potential starting point for renewed economic growth
      • Possible contribution from rural transit systems:
        • Construction and maintenance require workers, drivers, mechanics, and support personnel— create jobs
        • Provide individuals with a means to get to and from work
      Transportation
    • 14.
      • Housing was considered to be the third most important issue when participants were surveyed
      Housing
    • 15. Housing
    • 16. Housing
      • Lexington
      • In 2000, there were 2,232 occupied housing units
      • 1,225 were owner occupied and 1,007 were renter occupied
      • 33.6% were non-family occupied , mostly because Washington &Lee students lived off campus
    • 17. Housing
      • Buena Vista
      • 1800 housing united were owner occupied with 72% family occupancy
      • 747 units were renter occupied
    • 18. Housing
      • Rockbridge
      • There were 6,678 units owner operated with 76% families living in them
      • There were 1808 renter occupied united with 55% families
    • 19. Housing
    • 20. Housing
      • Some homes lacked adequate plumbing and kitchen facilities
      • Many argued that homes in Rockbridge lacked affordability and quality
      • They also argued that the prices of rentals would rise due to the increase of students living off campus
      • Some Recommendations include:
      • Exploring the creation of a social venture to educate and train at-risk youth to perform productive, community oriented work
      • Strengthen rules governing housing standards and landlords
    • 21. Health and Human Services
      • Health Insurance is one of the most challenging issues facing America today
    • 22. Health and Human Services
    • 23. Health and Human Services
      • The Children’s Health Insurance program, FAMIS and FAMIS Plus account for a significant amount of insurance
    • 24. Health and Human Services
      • However not all needs are met:
        • Growing individual needs
        • Persons with disabilities
        • Buena Vista
    • 25. Health and Human Services
      • Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge need long-term solutions to solve their health care problems:
          • Look to peer communities for guidance and support
          • Integrate multiple types of reform

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