GREDF Surveys Seeking Feedback on Area Housing Needs

Quincy Herald Whig – February 1, 2023

QUINCY — The Great River Economic Development Foundation, in partnership with Adams County, the city of Quincy, and the Housing and Community Advisors are asking for public input on the needs of the housing and rental market in Adams County.

In Sept. 2022, GREDF received a Research in Illinois to Spur Economic Recovery, or RISE, grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to conduct a housing study of Adams County. Community leaders realize the housing sector has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many residents are struggling to find available homes to rent or purchase, while builders are battling rising construction costs for new home builds.

Three surveys are now available to assist in examining the local housing market:

• The first survey is designed for Adams County community members to help identify the housing needs. The survey is located at

• The second survey is targeted for employers with employees who live in Adams County, their feed-back will help forecast employers’ housing needs in the future. This survey is located at

• The third survey is for community stakeholders, which includes home builders, mortgage officers, developers, real estate agents, government officials, and not-for-profits. The survey is located at

These surveys will be active for three weeks, and GREDF and partners hope to have the data available by April.