Table 3

Summary of peer-reviewed literature presenting findings from self-reported surveys of multiunit housing decision makers

Lead authorYearStudy locationRespondent typeHousing typeSample sizeResponse rateSurvey methodParticipant incentive
Cramer2011Douglas County, NebraskaProperty owner or management companyNot specified118 respondents; representing 24 080 units on 974 different properties30.1% (combined telephone and mail)Telephone and mailNone
Jackson2011Alexandria, Richmond, Roanoke, and Norfolk, VirginiaProperty managersApartments (market-rate and public housing), townhouses and senior centres263 respondents51% overall, 48% for Alexandria, 70% for Roanoke, 46% for Richmond, 47% for NorfolkTelephoneNone
Hewett2007MinnesotaKey decision makers in the management of rental properties (owners, employees, property management companies)Apartments49 decision makers; managed 889 buildings and 27 116 rental unitsNot reportedTelephone$100
King2010Western New YorkOwners and managersMarket-rate and public housing127 respondents62%Telephone and paper$50
King2011New YorkOwners and managersMarket-rate and public housing154 respondents completed both surveys54% for follow-up surveyTelephone and paper$50 per survey
Pizacani2011Portland, OregonManagersSubsidised housing11Not reportedIn-person, semistructured interview 6 weeks after policy implementation and online questionnaires seven times throughout the study periodNone