LHA says need for transitional housing for Lethbridge homeless population

How do we create a housing continuum in Lethbridge? That question was posed at a recent SACPA session. According to the CAO of the Lethbridge Housing Authority, Robin James, she says there is a need for transitional housing that is currently facing our homeless population and it’s time to change the conversation surrounding our most vulnerable.

“It’s not about access to affordable housing for the clients we’re serving. It’s about access to appropriate housing for their needs. So it’s not about the cost of the housing. It’s about the supports that are in place to ensure that that client can see success in the long term so that they’re not falling back into the homelessness. We really have to in Lethbridge change how we’re talking about housing and security and how we’re trying to move people through that continuum.”

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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