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Municipal Housing Strategy

‚ÄčAbout this Project

On May 28, 2018, City Council established a task force to lead the development of a Municipal Housing Strategy for Lethbridge that addresses the full spectrum of social and affordable house needs in our community. The mandate of the task force is to consult with key external stakeholders and internal City departments and to strategically collaborate with other organizations and orders of government to define:

  • Current and projected housing needs across the housing spectrum
  • Current housing inventory
  • Strategic priorities based on inventory and projected needs

A municipal housing strategy that aligns with the federal National Housing Strategy will help Lethbridge leverage provincial and federal resources and enable City Council to strategically allocate those resources to projects that best meet the range of housing needs in the community.

The housing spectrum includes housing and support for those who are homeless but also extends to permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, social housing, and affordable housing, and ultimately to home ownership. Previous plans approved by Council have focused primarily on those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Who is on the Municipal Housing Strategy Task Force?

Four members of City Council are appointed to the task force:

  • Mayor Chris Spearman
  • Councillor Belinda Crowson
  • Councillor Blaine Hyggen
  • Councillor Rob Miyashiro

Non-voting members include City administration who provide support to the task force.

Project Timeline

The Municipal Housing 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 in Lethbridge.

Project Updates

May 28, 2018 - The Municipal Housing Strategy Task Force was established by City Council.

 

Project Contacts:

Brittany Bishop, Project Assistant, Community Social Development
City of Lethbridge
403-320-3167
brittany.bishop@lethbridge.ca