Cumberland Times-News

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July 3, 2013

South End residents surveyed

Neighborhood opinions sought

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Services is conducting a door-to-door survey in South Cumberland.

Conducted in cooperation with the agency’s federal funding partner, NeighborWorks, the survey already has been taken by more than 100 residents. The residents are asked their opinion of their neighborhood.

The survey asks residents to comment on city services, quality of living and how the community has changed and how they expect it to change over the next few years. Results will be shared with the city of Cumberland, as well as NeighborWorks in August.

“It has been great talking to people on their front porches in South Cumberland, hearing their thoughts about the quality of life in Cumberland,” said CNHS Office Manager Judy Spencer.

Residents who are not able to answer questions when surveyed are left with information about the survey, about CNHS, and a return envelope to complete and mail the survey back.

Cumberland Neighborhood Housing is best known for providing $1,000 grants to encourage people to purchase homes in the city, but has been active and involved in the community for 31 years under the leadership of President “Pete” Elliott.


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