There is a ray of hope for people in the Battlefords who have no permanent home.

North Battleford city council is writing a letter to the federal government to provide support for a proposed transitional housing program.

Under the program, people will learn how to obtain and maintain their own home.

Mayor Ian Hamilton says they could get help with other issues, like mental health and addictions.

Organizers stress the project is just beginning. No site for the facility has been chosen.