Housing + Homelessness

A “now hiring” sign is pictured at Salt Lake Running Company in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. ...
Curt Gresseth

Salt Lake Chamber president talks about fixing shortages in housing, labor and water in Utah

Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, joins the show to discuss three big problems facing Utah today: the housing, labor and water shortages.
5 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox covered a broad range of issues Thursday night at the State of the State Address. ...
Mark Jackson

Governor Cox delivers State of the State Address, speaks to Utah’s youth

Gov. Spencer Cox delivered the State of the State address on Thursday, Jan 19, 2023. In the speech, he aimed to reach Utah's youth.
9 days ago
Adam Small

A deal for mobile home owners in Riverdale, if they leave quickly

Lesley's Mobile Home park at 671 West 4400 South in Riverdale is closing, and the owner has offered financial incentives to move out quickly.
11 days ago
Weber County...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Housing master plan for Weber County in beginning stages

A Weber County task force is in the beginning stages of creating a housing master plan
12 days ago
men line up at rescue mission of salt lake, who just helped several Venezuelan refugee men...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

After an unexpected arrival, over 20 Venezuelan refugees found help in Salt Lake City

Up to 30 Venezuelan refugees showed up in a bus to the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake three months ago, unexpectedly. But the shelter was still able to help.
17 days ago
At a vigil to remember those who died homeless in Utah, talk of the future...
Allessandra Harris

At a vigil to remember those who died homeless in Utah, talk of the future

The day of the vigil became a new type of memorial day after Gov. Spencer Cox named December 21 as Homeless Person's Memorial Day in Utah.
1 month ago
Elizabeth Weiler

Free holiday meal available on Friday for Utahns in need

This Friday, Dec. 23 Crossroads Urban Center will hand out baskets complete with turkeys and sides for families who need a holiday meal. 
1 month ago
people hold candles at a vigil for the homeless community members that have lost their lives...
Amie Schaeffer

Vigil to honor those lost while experiencing homelessness

A vigil will take place on Wednesday at Pioneer Park to honor the men and women who died while being homeless.
1 month ago
Mayor mendenhall speaks on order to homeless shelters...
Aimee Cobabe

Salt Lake City Mayor orders homeless shelters to open more beds following five deaths

The order for more beds in homeless shelters comes after five unsheltered people died in the past week in freezing temperatures. 
1 month ago
warming center location, st john's episcopal church pictured...
Hugo Rikard-Bell and Samantha Herrera

Warming center in Logan provides relief to homeless Utahns

The warming center will provide emergency overnight relief during the cold winter months to anyone experiencing homelessness or needing shelter.
1 month ago
This holiday fundraiser provides access to emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, and su...
Waverly Golden

The Road Home hosts 2022 holiday fundraiser to support Utah’s homeless population

This holiday fundraiser provides access to emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, and support services to Utahns experiencing homelessness through the non-profit.
1 month ago
Elizabeth Weiler

Middle schoolers represent Utah in national donation of quilts

The Homeless Memorial Blanket Project will provide nearly 500 quilts. Midvale Middle School is representing Utah.
2 months ago
homeless shelters and Homelessness in Utah...
Alejandro Lucero

Utah official says better coordination could help with homelessness

Homelessness continues to grow in big cities across the U.S., and Salt Lake City is not an enigma. Could focusing on mental health help curb the trend?
2 months ago
Driven to Assist Season of Service by Larry H Miller....
Elizabeth Weiler and Waverly Golden

Companies around Utah offer free Thanksgiving meals and more

The Miller Foundation, Crossroads Urban Center, and Ken Garff are all offering Thanksgiving meals and other services for Thanksgiving.
2 months ago
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Mark Jackson

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Memphis NAACP pair to help mothers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Memphis NAACP are partnering to launch "MyBaby4Me" to help new and expecting mothers.
2 months ago
homeless beds...
Chris Jacobs

Lack of overflow beds may lead to pressure on existing homeless shelters

Across the city, homeless shelters are expected to have a shortage of overflow beds as temperatures drop. Shelters are not yet at capacity though.
3 months ago
A story in a Wyoming newspaper recently reported how homeless people in Jackson were being sent on ...
Jessica Lowell

Wyoming police say homeless people aren’t being forcibly sent to SLC on buses

Despite a recent story in a newspaper, Wyoming police say they don't have the authority to bus homeless people to Salt Lake City, or any other location for that matter.
3 months ago
Teen Centers...
Elizabeth Weiler

Utah philanthropists discuss resources for teens experiencing homelessness

Utah's philanthropists have worked together for teens experiencing homelessness to create resources throughout the community.
3 months ago
Christmas Box...
Elizabeth Weiler

Christmas Box Charity calls on Utah’s communities

SALT LAKE CITY — One charity, Christmas Box International, provides Christmas for about 2,500 at-risk children. This year, they are calling on Utahns to help. “Safety isn’t seasonal,” said Richard Paul Evans, founder and chair of The Christmas Box International in a press release. “We serve children 365 days a year and need to make […]
3 months ago
Rendering of tiny home salt lake village...
Adam Small

City Council votes to advance tiny-home village on Salt Lake City’s west side

A new tiny home village, built by the Other Side Acadamey, will house roughly 400 to 450 people on Salt Lake City's west side.
3 months ago
Utah airbnb rentals rising interest rates affecting millennial home buyers...
Mark Jones

Eviction filings on the rise in Utah, compared to this time last year

The Rental Housing Association of Utah says eviction filings in Utah saw a 46% increase in the first six months of this year as compared to the same time in 2021.
4 months ago
Voters in Davis School District will decide in the upcoming election on a $475 million bond that th...
Mark Jones

Layton High’s Teen Resource Center set to open Wednesday

A Teen Resource Center will open Wednesday at Layton High School. It will be the fifth such school in the boundaries of Davis School District.
4 months ago
Photo credit: Screenshot from Iron County Care & Share Facebook page....
Mark Jones

Iron County organizations receive funding for affordable housing

In an effort to create more housing, two Iron County organizations have received a $6 million grant as part the American Rescue Plan. Funding for the grant also came from Utah Office of Homeless Services.
5 months ago
homeless services utah...
Lindsay Aerts

Millcreek’s new homeless shelter brings concern for some

The vacant Calvin Library in Millcreek will act as a overflow homeless shelter. Some of the city's residents worry about the move.
5 months ago

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