A community with a below average median household income (MHI) becomes potentially eligible for USDA long-term, low interest loans and grants. An MHI survey is necessary to give an accurate representation of a community’s eligibility. These surveys are also used in obtaining Community Development Block Grant Funding (CDBG) and the NYS Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).
MHI is no longer determined by the 10-year federal census (received by every household) and is instead determined by the US Census Bureau American Community Survey. The new method is not received by every household in the community and instead samples random households to obtain income data. This method has led to inaccuracies and inflated community median household incomes.
G&G Municipal Consulting and Grant Writing provides reasonably priced, custom tailored median household income surveys that will assist your community in potentially obtaining low interest loans and grants for infrastructure improvements; providing tax savings to your residents.
We reach out to often overlooked pockets of the community to ensure a level of inclusivity where all households are counted; knocking on doors where survey response rates are low to ensure the survey is accurate. Our goal is to obtain the lowest possible MHI. Generally, a low MHI equates to more state and federal funding.
G&G has performed MHI surveys for municipalities across New York State. Municipal references can be provided upon request and we would be glad to come to your office to discuss in more detail. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
AJ W., Town Supervisor
“G&G went door to door throughout our neighborhoods to provide us with an accurate median household income survey. We are now moving forward with a water project.”