Progress Report<br />Analyzing the current state of the  Friendship Court community<br />Prepared by Tryshan L. Muller • F...
Overview<br />Demographic data <br />Survey highlights<br />Data implications<br />SWOT Analysis<br />The community develo...
12/26/2010<br />3<br />Community Population<br />(421 residents)<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, ...
12/26/2010<br />4<br />*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated June 15, 2010). http://www.bls.gov/bls/unemployment.htm<b...
12/26/2010<br />5<br />  * Administration for Children & Families (2010). Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/o...
12/26/2010<br />6<br />Head of Household<br />148 Households<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010...
12/26/2010<br />7<br />Employment & Income Data<br />There is no more than one job per household<br />(148 households)<br ...
12/26/2010<br />8<br />Unemployed HH Income Sources<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010)<br />
12/26/2010<br />9<br />Survey Highlights<br />Living at Friendship Court<br />How long have you lived at FC?<br />13%<br /...
Name one thing you would change about FC: (87 responses)<br />12/26/2010<br />10<br />28%<br />17%<br />16%<br />14%<br />...
Employment & Education<br />12/26/2010<br />11<br />What is your highest level of education completed?<br />4%<br />2%<br ...
Data Implications<br />Plenty of human resources that can be used to facilitate future activities<br />Almost 25% of the p...
SWOT Analysis: Strengths <br />Community participation is much better and residents have provided substantial input<br />T...
SWOT Analysis: Weaknesses	<br />No real sense of community <br />Kids have nothing to do (all ages-no stimulating activiti...
SWOT Analysis: Opportunities <br />Build on information provided through surveys and focus groups<br />A number of parents...
SWOT Analysis: Threats<br />Environment- violence<br />Frequent confrontation between kids and adults<br />Residents feel ...
Community Development Continuum<br />12/26/2010<br />17<br />PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT<br />RESPONSIBLE COMMUNITY<br />POSITIVE...
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Friendship Court: Socioeconomic Development

  1. 1. Progress Report<br />Analyzing the current state of the Friendship Court community<br />Prepared by Tryshan L. Muller • Fair Housing Program Manger • Piedmont Housing Alliance:<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Demographic data <br />Survey highlights<br />Data implications<br />SWOT Analysis<br />The community development continuum<br />12/26/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. 12/26/2010<br />3<br />Community Population<br />(421 residents)<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010)<br />
  4. 4. 12/26/2010<br />4<br />*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated June 15, 2010). http://www.bls.gov/bls/unemployment.htm<br />
  5. 5. 12/26/2010<br />5<br /> * Administration for Children & Families (2010). Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/guidance/SMI75FY09.pdf<br /> ** Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010)<br />
  6. 6. 12/26/2010<br />6<br />Head of Household<br />148 Households<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010)<br />
  7. 7. 12/26/2010<br />7<br />Employment & Income Data<br />There is no more than one job per household<br />(148 households)<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010)<br />
  8. 8. 12/26/2010<br />8<br />Unemployed HH Income Sources<br />*Friendship Court Demographics worksheet (April 12, 2010)<br />
  9. 9. 12/26/2010<br />9<br />Survey Highlights<br />Living at Friendship Court<br />How long have you lived at FC?<br />13%<br />23%<br />38%<br />26%<br />
  10. 10. Name one thing you would change about FC: (87 responses)<br />12/26/2010<br />10<br />28%<br />17%<br />16%<br />14%<br />14%<br />11%<br />
  11. 11. Employment & Education<br />12/26/2010<br />11<br />What is your highest level of education completed?<br />4%<br />2%<br />14%<br />71%<br />7%<br />2%<br />
  12. 12. Data Implications<br />Plenty of human resources that can be used to facilitate future activities<br />Almost 25% of the population is between the ages 0 – 5 and presents a great opportunity to initiate developmental programs <br />Many residents will continue to transition in and out of subsidized housing without proper direction and resources<br />12/26/2010<br />12<br />
  13. 13. SWOT Analysis: Strengths <br />Community participation is much better and residents have provided substantial input<br />The community center is a great space <br />Good programs are already well-established <br />PHA staff interactions with the community (regular presence at the community center has created momentum)<br />12/26/2010<br />13<br />
  14. 14. SWOT Analysis: Weaknesses <br />No real sense of community <br />Kids have nothing to do (all ages-no stimulating activities onsite)<br />Residents are complacent– no ownership, accountability, lack of direction<br />Residents have a low capacity to improve their socio-economic status and this adversely affects morale<br />12/26/2010<br />14<br />
  15. 15. SWOT Analysis: Opportunities <br />Build on information provided through surveys and focus groups<br />A number of parents are expressing needs/wants: GED program, computer training, constructive activities for kids <br />Utilize the parents & teens in roles as volunteers, mentors<br />Bring mentoring/leadership programs onsite<br />Use the abundance of human resources in the community<br />12/26/2010<br />15<br />
  16. 16. SWOT Analysis: Threats<br />Environment- violence<br />Frequent confrontation between kids and adults<br />Residents feel that they are caged in<br />Negative perceptions about FC<br />Volatile relationship between leasing office staff and residents<br />The availability of limited resources<br />12/26/2010<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Community Development Continuum<br />12/26/2010<br />17<br />PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT<br />RESPONSIBLE COMMUNITY<br />POSITIVE COMMUNITY OUTLOOK<br />PARTICAPATORY COMMUNITY<br />PHA has initiated activity at this level and has incited some positive community interactions via focus groups and presence in the community center.<br />

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