SYDNEY, N.S. — The Municipality of the County of Inverness and the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network are circulating a survey to gauge the housing needs in the community of Cheticamp.
The rural Acadian fishing village has a shortage of housing and the municipality is looking to encourage the build of new housing developments.
The survey asks questions about housing style preferences, renting versus purchasing, necessary senior housing specifications, how much rent people would be willing to pay, what should be included in the rent and demographic information.
The survey is targeted at both current Chéticamp residents and people who may be interested in living in the community or the surrounding area.
The data from the survey will be used to support the right kind of housing development for Chéticamp, according to a release issued Tuesday.
The municipality says the results will be valuable for both public and private housing projects. It’s anticipated that additional surveys will be developed for other Inverness County communities in the future.
The survey, which will be open until Oct. 31, 2019, is available in both French and English at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019CheticampHousingSurvey-web.