People speak out on more Transitional Housing
Many people spoke out Tuesday night about their thoughts on more Transitional Housing in residential parts of Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Many people spoke out Tuesday night about their thoughts on additional Transitional Housing in residential parts of Lincoln.
The Planning Department held an Open House Tuesday evening a the City Council building that laid out a plan of additional Halfway Houses in Lincoln city limits. Some residents expressed their concerns with individuals transitioning back into society from prison, in their backyard.
“We are worried about our safety. Why aren’t you? We are worried about our private property. Why aren’t you?” one Lincoln resident said.
On the other hand, some welcomed the idea of more transitional housing.
“These folks have done their time, they are people, they have families, they deserve the opportunity to work and live and to have purpose and be in our communities” another resident said at the Open House.
The Planning Department is looking over all rules and regulations for more Half-way Houses in our area but ultimately the City Council will have the final say on how this moves forward in just several weeks.