Housing + Homelessness

Rendering of tiny home salt lake village...
Eric Cabrera

Organizers of future tiny home village for homeless hope to add prep school

Program directors developing a tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness plan to build a new prep school.
14 hours ago
Ogden City wants to limit multifamily housing construction in commercial zones....
Tammy Kikuchi

Ogden City is considering restrictions to multifamily housing in commercial zones

Ogden officials want to limit multifamily housing construction in commercial zones, citing a lack of walkability, services, and recreation amenities.
12 days ago
A sign reading "For rent" in Salt Lake City on Feb. 10. The average amount of money a Utahn would n...
ASHLEY FREDDE, KSL.COM

How much does a Utahn need to make to rent an average 2-bedroom unit?

In Utah, the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment is estimated at $1,398, according to Department of Housing and Urban Development data.
13 days ago
A view of the University of Utah, downtown Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake is visible from R...
LINDSAY AERTS

Community advocates continue call for affordable housing in SEG/SLC plan

While Smith Entertainment Group works on its deal with Salt Lake City, some voices call for more to be done for affordable housing.
14 days ago
A neighborhood under construction in North Salt Lake....
Heather Peterson and Josuee Sanchez

Utah homeowners insurance rates have skyrocketed

According to data from S&P Global, in 2023 Utahns spent about 52% more on homeowner's insurance than they did in 2018. 
15 days ago
A report from LendingTree shows that, nationally, more single young women are homeowners than singl...
Tammy Kikuchi

More single women are homeowners than single men, report shows

A report from LendingTree shows that, nationally, more single young women are homeowners than single young men.
17 days ago
Camilo Castillo, 2, feeds ducks at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 13, 2023. Liber...
CARLYSLE PRICE, KSL TV

Free concert, organization raises awareness of SLC homelessness

From 10am-10pm on Saturday, Hands of Hope is putting on a free concert to raise awareness of homelessness in Salt Lake City.
18 days ago
A large homeless encampment on the sidewalk where the Road Home shelter used to be, locals react to...
Eric Cabrera, Amie Schaeffer

Local leaders react to SCOTUS ruling to ban homeless people sleeping outdoors

Local leaders and officials are responding to the SCOTUS decision that allows cities and states to ban homeless people from sleeping outdoors.
19 days ago
A no camping sign near the area where a grass fire started in Ogden on June 25, 2024. Homeless camp...
Devin Oldroyd

Supreme Court rules cities can ban homeless people from sleeping outside

The judges in the majority ruled that to ban homeless people from outdoor camping does not amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
20 days ago
Outside of Bonneville High School...
Heather Peterson

Bonneville High School opens new teen center to help students in crisis

Bonneville's new teen center has a kitchen, laundry, a shower, and a food pantry as well as a living room area, and study rooms.
28 days ago
Two men with Rocky Mountain Power work on a power outage. In the article, an expert discusses how t...
Allessandra Harris Gurr

Power outages plague the state over the weekend, more possible

Power outages continued throughout Utah state over the weekend due to "wear and tear" on electrical systems in the state.
1 month ago
people celebrate the opening of the new facility in millcreek...
Eric Cabrera

New facility in Millcreek gives young adults a new beginning

Salt Lake County Youth Services opened a new facility. The new facility in Millcreek is the largest they have to date, with an additional 18 beds.
1 month ago
A Box Elder County Commission candidate made comments while talking about a construction ban that s...
Debbie Dujanovic

Dujanovic: Box Elder Commission candidate must stop spinning his racist comment

A recording of a planning commissioner, running for Box Elder County Commissioner, has racist comments he should apologize for.
1 month ago
The Ogden City sign pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023....
Allessandra Harris Gurr

Ogden City proposing ordinance to increase single-family homes

This ordinance would reportedly create more single-family homes. The Ogden City Planning Manager said it also would increase accessibility.
1 month ago
The exterior of the historic Northwest Pipeline Building in Salt Lake City is pictured on Tuesday. ...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Salt Lake City plans to flip historic former public safety building into new housing

The estimated $150- to $165-million project will offer 244 mixed-income units, more than half of which will be "sized to accommodate families."
1 month ago
New homes in the Cold Spring Ranch community are pictured in Lehi on March 28. Utah home prices are...
Tammy Kikuchi

Home prices still rising in the Beehive State

Utah home prices are showing no signs of slowing, with an almost 6% increase since 2023. Should these numbers scare you?
1 month ago
Governor Spencer Cox poses with first lady Abby Cox, former child Natalie Clark, and Utah Foster Ca...
Eric Cabrera

Gov. Cox, Utah Foster Care calls on Utah to step up and become foster parents

Utah is facing its lowest number of foster families in 25 years. So Gov. Cox issued a call to action.
2 months ago
New homes in the Cold Spring Ranch community are pictured in Lehi on March 28. Utah home prices are...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Utah leads nation in housing unit growth, so why did privately owned units drop?

Housing unit growth is Utah is the highest in the United States, however private home ownership has plummeted.
2 months ago
FILE: Crossroads Urban Center is pictured in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. The group i...
Ashley Fredde, KSL.com

Advocates urge officials to include affordable housing in new sports and entertainment district

Crossroads Urban Center wants Salt Lake officials to mandate deeply affordable housing in a new sports and entertainment district.
2 months ago
A "For sale" sign in front of a home in North Salt Lake. Home listings for sale went up 23% in Apri...
Tammy Kikuchi

Home listings for sale in Utah went up almost 23% in April

Deanna Devey with the Utah Association of Realtors shared insights of new listings for homes, the total supply of homes and the number of closed sales all increased in April.
2 months ago
Utah wants homes to go to owners not renters. Grey homes are pictured in Lehi, Utah....
Eric Cabrera

U.S. Census Bureau ranks Utah number 1 in housing growth for third year in a row

Census data ranks Utah at the top for housing growth three years in a row. Utah's housing units have increased by 2.5%.
2 months ago
Utah backyard homes may become more abundant. (Megan Nielsen/Deseret News)...
Peter Johnston

Salt Lake City planners recommend changes in how single-family neighborhoods get zoned

A report from the Salt Lake City Planning Division recommends zoning changes for single-family neighborhoods to help address the city's housing issues.
2 months ago
A neighborhood under construction in North Salt Lake....
Adam Small

“Priced out and Fed Up”: survey finds issues with housing affordability

This year's Utah Priorities Project report shows that, for the first time for the project, the cost of living is Utahns' number one concern.
3 months ago
a man moves boxes at the crossroads urban center...
Simone Seikaly

Crossroads Urban Center reports “unprecedented” need for food

Officials from the Crossroads Urban Center say a monthly bill that most people have is eating into the ability to buy food.
3 months ago