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MARLBOROUGH HEALTHY HOUSING

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In 2021, Marlborough Community Coalition contracted Hoxie Collective for the Marlborough Healthy Housing project. This project focused on resources and engagement for residents in the area adjacent to the new Marlborough Green Walk, a new 2-mile sidewalk trail in the neighborhood. This project had four main goals: 

  • Inform residents of existing housing resources

  • Understand residents relationship to the new greenwalk and existing neighborhood parks

  • Gather information from residents on their most pressing challenges

  • Analyze information to help inform potential service areas or resource needs 

The outcomes of this project included an analyzed survey of concerns from residents and actionable steps forward for Marlborough Community Coalition to take to address those concerns. This project engaged neighbors through Walkabouts where resources were brought to people’s doorsteps and residents were asked about the assets and challenges on their blocks. This project was also the launch of the Marlborough Block Ambassadors program and a landlord outreach program. The new Ambassadors are resident leaders who help to liaise information and assistance between their neighbors and the larger Coalition of neighbors. Resources developed through this project can be found on Marlborough's new resource webpage.

PROJECT DATA

Location

Kansas City, Missouri

Year

2021

Client

Diane Hershberger

Marlborough Community Coalition

diane@wearemarlborough.org

816.304.2517

Phases and Document Links

Marlborough Catalyst Plan

- Funded by MARC Planning Sustainable Places grant (Team lead while at BNIM)

Marlborough Vacant Lot Conservation and Development Strategy

- Funded by The Conservation Fund

Marlborough Healthy Housing

- Funded by The Health Forward Foundation

MARLBOROUGH WALKABOUT MAPS

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Through the Healthy Housing Project, the project team and Block Ambassadors delivered 781 packages to residents along the greenwalk. Of those, 353  were delivered to homeowners and 427 were delivered to renters. The map to the left shows how the neighborhood was divided into parts for the walkabouts. The maps below show examples of the infrastructure mapping and note-taking process that was done through the walkabout process. 

WALKABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE MAPS

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WALKABOUT DOCUMENTATION

After the community walkabouts were completed, the project team added the information discovered to a map created with Google My Maps. This map has been shared with residents through the new resources webpage. An editable version has been shared with Block Ambassadors so they can add observations from their blocks to the map.  

RESOURCES FOR RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS

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