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December 2, 2019

CHETICAMP HOUSING SURVEY RESULTS TO BE SHARED AT UPCOMING COMMUNITY SESSION

(Cape Breton, NS) – The Cape Breton Partnership and the Municipality of the County of Inverness have compiled the results from the Chéticamp Housing Survey circulated in September, and will be sharing the results at a community session at 6:30 p.m. on December 10 at the  Chéticamp Firehall.

The survey was designed to collect data on the area’s housing and rental market, focusing on both current residents and people who may be interested in moving to the Acadian fishing village or the surrounding area. The survey asked a number of questions about housing style preferences, necessary senior housing specifications, demographic information, communities to focus on, and more.

“We are confident these results will be a valuable tool for Inverness County and local developers as they move forward on identifying ways to address housing in the Chéticamp area,” says Carla Arsenault, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “As Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization, the Cape Breton Partnership was proud to partner with the Municipality on this effort and looks forward to next steps.”

The survey identified a number of important and informative trends among the local housing and rental market, including the fact that although a relative majority of respondents would prefer to own their own home, a large number of respondents would consider rental options and affordable housing, which was noted as a needed focus in Chéticamp housing requirements. The full results will be shared by Omar Tag El-Din, Cape Breton Partnership Labour Market Development & Immigration Officer, at the planned community session on December 10. The session will also include remarks from Councillor Alfred Poirier, Housing Coordinator Conrad Taves, and CAO Keith MacDonald.

“The Municipality is looking forward to sharing the results of this survey with the Chéticamp community,” says Keith MacDonald, CAO for the Municipality of the County of Inverness. “The Municipality is already aware that issues and shortages exist when it comes to housing, and with the information collected through this survey we can begin to put measures into place to address those issues.”

Those interested in attending the community session on December 10 can send an RSVP to lynne@capebretonpartnership.com.

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Media Contact:  
Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership
(902)631-5442
jeremy@capebretonpartnership.com

The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.

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