Community Needs Assessment

Chandler convened a community-wide Community Needs Assessment (CNA) process to identify ways to better serve the community now and in the future. The purpose of the CNA is to:

  • Determine the human service needs of Chandler residents, including those who are low- and moderate-income;
  • Identify barriers and gaps that prevent Chandler residents from accessing resources and services;
  • Provide validated data for current and future planning needs; and
  • Begin to garner community input for the 2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan required as part of Chandler’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement.

The CNA will be used to provide a community-informed approach to prioritizing federal and local resources and the development of the City of Chandler Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive review of the City’s housing and community development characteristics and needs, an inventory of resources available to meet those needs, a five-year strategy for the use of those resources, and a one-year Action Plan (updated annually) that presents specific activities in which to implement the strategy. 


Public Comment Period

The public is invited to comment on any aspect of the draft Community Needs Assessment. 

Executive Summary Community Needs Assessment Draft 
Full Community Needs Assessment Draft 

Please review the draft and provide written comments to:

   Riann Balch
   Community Development and Resources Manager
   City of Chandler

The public comment period runs through Sept. 4, 2019.