Survey for Vernon Businesses - City-owned Housing Business Priority
The City of Vernon owns 18 single family homes and an 8-unit apartment complex all located within the City's boundaries. Vernon's housing stock is managed by the Vernon Housing Commission (VHC) which was established to provide open and transparent administration of Vernon's housing units. In order to remain unbiased and fair with its rentals, placement in City-owned housing is based on a lottery system. As a vacancy occurs, a lottery is scheduled if more than one applicant confirms an interest in the available housing unit.
Lately, there has been discussion about offering a business priority to Vernon workers who may be deemed as essential employees for manufacturing businesses located in the City. A business that requires a knowledgeable staff member to respond promptly in the event of a production emergency may wish to have this essential employee reside in Vernon housing to ensure that business operations are not burdened with significant downtime if an unexpected issue arises. A business priority would place the Vernon worker in this category ahead of others on the interest list when a housing lottery is held.
In order to determine whether a business priority would be useful to Vernon's commercial/industrial community, the City is conducting a survey and we kindly request that you respond to a few questions. Please click the link below to participate in the survey:
Thank you in advance for your time and participation.