Initial Scope of Work

  • Identify problems surrounding affordable housing
  • Seek housing resources available for women, families, and single men
  • Assess section 8 housing in ACC
  • Pinpoint housing need in poverty areas
  • Identify availability of transitional housing and migratory worker patterns
  • Understand population growth predictions
  • Understand the relationship between transportation, housing and work place
  • Understand the availability of transportation alternatives

The initial work program involves at least three sets of activities:

  • Define the issue. Take sufficient time to determine the scope of work for the subject area. The focus is, "In what ways does the subject affect persistent poverty?"
  • Measure. To identify bench marks for communicating the problem, measuring progress and ensuring accountability. "What needs to be understood in order to craft meaningful change strategies?"
  • Implementation strategies. To determine the most effective way to address the problem. To determine the most effective way to include considerations of culture, family and race on successful recommendations.