The City of Lethbridge is developing a Municipal Housing Strategy that will allow the City to understand and address the housing needs in the community until the year 2025. This strategy will help the City to allocate resources and better serve households in need.
As part of this work, we are inviting residents in Lethbridge to complete a short online questionnaire, which asks about their thoughts on the current state of housing in our community and any ideas they may have that would have a positive impact on housing affordability in Lethbridge. The questionnaire is available until Oct. 12 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lethbridge_MHS_Questionnaire.
Participation in the questionnaire is voluntary, and it will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Responses will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third parties.
"This questionnaire will help us better understand the housing issues and challenges that Lethbridge residents may be facing. It will also be an opportunity to better understand the housing needs of the community and engage Lethbridge residents beyond just the key housing stakeholders," says Councillor Belinda Crowson, chairperson of the City Council-appointed Municipal Housing Strategy Task Force.
"This approach provides an opportunity for all residents to be involved in the study right from the start, including those who are not able to come to public meetings," Crowson says.
Also serving on the task force are Mayor Chris Spearman, Councillor Blaine Hyggen and Councillor Rob Miyashiro. The strategy is expected to be complete by March 2019 and will also serve as a strategic tool for all levels of government in planning and making decisions about social and affordable housing. More information on the Municipal Housing Strategy project is available at www.lethbridge.ca/HousingStrategy.
Gerald Gauthier, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge