Northumberland People with Lived Experience Survey

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the housing challenges faced by people with low incomes, people with disabilities, and people who do not have permanent housing.  The results will inform the development of the affordable housing strategy for Northumberland.

This survey should be completed during the intake process when interviewing a person who is in need of assistance.  The survey should be completed by agency or County staff.  The online survey will be open until the end of the day on June 22nd, Friday so please complete as many surveys as you can by the due date.

Before you start:
  • Please let the client/interviewee know that their participation is voluntary and that the survey is completely anonymous.  They can choose to answer only a few, all, or none of the questions.  They can also put a stop to the interview at any time.
  • Please ask the client/interviewee if they have already completed a similar survey with another agency.  If they have, please do not go through the survey with them again and just take note of the name of the agency that completed the survey with them.
  • For each question, please read the question, ask them to provide a brief answer and select the most appropriate answer to the question. If they are unsure, read the answers to provide them with options.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Rebecca Carman at  If you have any questions about this survey in particular, please contact Atif Siddiqui at