Eastsound income survey in May

San Juan County is surveying Eastsound households in May to determine the median income. This survey data is required for the county to apply for Community Development General Purpose Block Grants administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This grant program can bring federal and state tax dollars to Eastsound to help pay for planning or construction of public infrastructure, community facilities, affordable housing and economic development projects.

Madrona Voices, an Orcas Island corporation, has been engaged to conduct the state-approved survey in May for randomly selected households. The survey is short, only three questions, and the information will be kept confidential. The income survey is supported by Eastsound Plan Review Committee, Eastsound Water Users Association and OPAL.

If you have questions about the grant program or the income survey; contact the county at pubwks@sanjuanco.com or 360-370-0500.