Lac La Biche Rural Development Network and FCSS Hold Housing Sessions

Lac La Biche County will host a series of three sessions to start a community conversation about housing insecurity and the spectrum of homelessness.

Residents can join the Rural Development Network (RDN) and FCSS of Lac La Biche County to learn more about housing insecurity and the specter of homelessness, as well as debunkers and success stories real people who have been housed.

The first session will take place on April 13. The second session will take place on April 21, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the third session will take place on April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“The community conversations we are hosting with the Rural Development Network aim to explore homelessness, the factors that contribute to homelessness, the myths about this issue and how we can work together to address it,” said Anita Polturak, director of FCSS in Lac La Biche County. “This is an opportunity for community members to learn about this issue, ask questions – even tough questions – and contribute to solutions.”

Polturak said people often think homelessness is only about people we see on the streets, but there’s a spectrum of housing insecurity that’s important to understand.

“Coming out of homelessness isn’t easy either – it takes patience and perseverance,” Polturak said. “We warmly invite people to be part of the conversation. We offer virtual and in-person sessions, as well as a community survey. This public dialogue is due to continue until the third week of May, so there are plenty of opportunities to be part of this important topic.

Register for one of the sessions by contacting Lauren Kehoe at 780-623-6361 or email [email protected]

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