Provided by the Community Life (CL) team of the The Community Builders (TCB), this instrument, also known as the Resident Asset and Needs Assessment (RANA) within their organization, is used to assess resident needs and strengths from a thorough list of questions. The RANA is used by TCB to determine the needs and strengths of future or current residents, to justify funding, and to guide the selection of local partners who could provide programming in the areas of greatest need for the residents. The bank of questions provided in this document is intended to be conducted in person, using an interview format, and the questions can be tailored depending on the site/property. Click the PDF below to download this assessment template from 2016. A 2022 streamlined version of the template can also be found here.