The Yuma County Economic Development Corporation (YCEDC) is currently preparing a Yuma County-Wide Housing Needs Assessment, to determine both the present and future housing needs of the County.

As a component of that process, a County-Wide Housing Steering Committee is asking Yuma County residents to provide their opinion on the needs and wants of their community, by completing a “Citizen Survey.”

The Survey will ask for input from citizens on issues regarding their current housing situation, issues or barriers that prevent residents from obtaining quality, affordable housing in Yuma County, and the housing types most needed or desired in the county.

Surveys are available to take online at and hard copies available at select locations throughout the County. Hard copies should be returned to the City/Town Offices, and online Surveys completed by Wednesday, September 18th. (There also are links to the surveys on the Pioneer website and Facebook page.)

Pick up/Drop off locations include: Wray City Hall, Wray Public Library, WRAC, Yuma City Hall, Shop-All, Resource Center, Yuma Library, Eckley Town Hall, Eckley Bar/Grill, Liberty School, Lions Hall in Kirk, The Grassroots Community Center in Joes, and Idalia School.

In addition to completing the survey, Yuma County residents will have the opportunity to participate directly in the development of the new Housing Needs Assessment by participating in a Housing Listening Session, to be announced at a later date.

YCEDC is completing the Housing Assessment with the assistance of Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C., a community planning and research consulting firm based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. The firm is in its 42nd year of serving both communities and counties throughout the region, preparing comprehensive plans, zoning regulations, housing studies, downtown and redevelopment plans, and assisting communities in implementing both family and elderly housing programs.

Any questions and/or comments regarding the Yuma County Housing Needs Assessment can be directed to Phil Riggleman, Executive Director of the Yuma County Economic Development Corporation at


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