Housing + Homelessness

FILE: A "For sale" sign in front of a home in North Salt Lake on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023....
Curt Gresseth

Utah home prices not likely to fall soon, says real-estate expert

Utah home prices are back up and so are interest rates -- and they will stay high says a Utah real-estate expert.
2 days ago
Homelessness grew by 12% in 2023 from last year, meaning 70,650 more people were unhoused....
Mariah Maynes

No one-size-fits-all solution to help those experiencing homelessness, expert says

Those experiencing homelessness in Utah often are presented with similar options, regardless of their situation. 
3 days ago
A for sale sign is pictured in North Salt Lake on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. A new report on Utah’s e...
Don Brinkerhoff

Expert weighs in on home prices in Utah

Home prices in Utah are staying relatively flat however, fluctuating interest rates are pricing homebuyers out.
4 days ago
People experiencing homelessness walk in the street near a winter overflow shelter at St. Vincent d...
Peter Johnston

Code blue bill would open emergency beds at 18 degrees

The legislature is considering whether to raise the temperature at which emergency beds open up during code blue alerts. 
4 days ago
the front of a homeless shelter, budget plan utah...
Eric Cabrera

Salt Lake business leaders show support for governor’s budget plan to help homeless people in Utah

Leaders who approve of the budget plan said they had seen a huge difference in downtown Salt Lake over the past six months.
9 days ago
new home construction show, homebuilding is down in the US...
Anna Bahney, CNN

US homebuilding sees biggest drop since April 2020

Housing starts, a measure of new home construction, fell by 14.8%, compared with the previous month.
13 days ago
Neuro-inclusive housing...
Devin Oldroyd

Neuro-inclusive housing: helping autistic adults find their independence

Over 50,000 people with autism enter adulthood every year. What resources when it comes to neuro-inclusive housing, does Utah offer to them?
13 days ago
Charles Vann, who has been homeless for five years, moves into his unit at the Switchpoint microshe...
Mariah Maynes

Volunteers to assess homelessness in Utah

Volunteers from several Salt Lake County organizations will conduct a region-wide, Point-in-Time Count. The count will assess homelessness in Utah through survey questions and counting. 
1 month ago
FILE: Known as the "Toy Story Litter," these puppies were housed at Second Chance for Homeless Pets...
Kennedy Camarena

Pets are being abandoned at higher rates because their owners can’t find a place to live

In 2023, Utah animal agencies reported a huge increase in abandoned pets, and the source of the problem is the human housing issue.
1 month ago
apartments for rent...
Curt Gresseth

Bill would keep landlord honest about apartment for rent

A bill before the upcoming legislative session would require landlords to disclose to tenants any and all defects or problems with the rental — even those not readily apparent — before signing a lease agreement.
2 months ago
A man stands in snowy conditions at a homeless camp...
BY BRIANNA CHAVEZ AND MARY CULBERTSON, KSL TV

Emergency shelters overflow as most of Utah remains under ‘Code Blue Alert’

A total of 18 counties were placed under a “Code Blue Alert,” including Salt Lake County over the weekend as temperatures dropped.
2 months ago
Rent signs are placed at a home in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 10, 2023. Rent prices are droppin...
Adam Small

Migration from California, other states still a huge factor in Utah’s rising rent prices

From 2020 to 2022, all four major counties on the Wasatch Front saw their average rent increase by at least $260 a month.
2 months ago
jackson smiles in his new home, provided by the state as a temporary shelter for the homeless popul...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

‘Home sweet home’: Life in Salt Lake City’s temporary housing units

Meet Jackson, his new home is a 75-square-foot 'pod' in Utah's first microshelter, built to house Salt Lake City's homeless population.
2 months ago
a homeless camp on the side of the road is pictured. The Utah homeless population is increasing, al...
Eric Cabrera

National and Utah homeless population growing

The homeless population in Utah increased almost 4% from 2022 to 2023.
2 months ago
the microshelter near rio grande...
Emma Keddington

First microshelter opens in Salt Lake

A new microshelter opened it's doors on Friday. The shelter is deigned to provide immediate relief for unsheltered people in Salt Lake.
2 months ago
new housing being built -- mortgage rates in utah are looking better...
Adam Small

Mortgage rates back below 7%, how does it affect Utah buyers?

One expert said the lower mortgage rates would save people in Utah roughly $300 a month in payments compared to just a couple weeks ago.
3 months ago
rent survey...
Don Brinkerhoff

A look at the Gen-Z housing struggle

Generation-Z is struggling to move out as high prices and high interest rates still dominate the market.
3 months ago
forever renter home...
Curt Gresseth

For that forever renter, good news on buying a new home

Lower mortgage rates and a state home affordability program should be good news for the forever renter in buying their first home.
3 months ago
for sale sign in front of house, Interest rates expected to drop...
Britt Johnson

Interest rates predicted to drop next year, what do experts have to say?

Sources like ING Group and Markets Insider have speculated that interest rates will drop as many as six times next year.
3 months ago
a lounge in a support center shown, this is an elementary resource center built similarly to teen r...
Sam Herrera

Over 50 schools working on building teen resource centers

This March, the Utah Legislature approved $15 million in funding to build teen resources centers across the state.
3 months ago
Shonie Christensen, domestic violence advocate and survivor, hugs Lindsey Boyer,...
Don Brinkerhoff

Service for domestic violence survivors expanding in Tooele

South Valley Services in Tooele has seen a spike in the need for services for survivors of domestic violence.
3 months ago
FILE: New apartments under construction in Herriman are pictured on Feb. 22, 2021....
Adam Small

Utah’s population is growing, even booming

A new report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah's population grew by nearly 56,000 in the past year.
3 months ago
Gov. Spencer Cox explains portions of the proposal as he and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson sit down wit...
Adam Small

More starter homes in Utah top the Governor’s budget wish list

The Utah governor wants to invest $150 million into building 35,000 new starter homes by 2028.
3 months ago
governor cox and several other people speak about his plan to address homelessness in utah...
Aimee Cobabe and Hugo Rikard-Bell

Gov. Cox releases budget plan to improve homelessness resources in Utah

Gov. Spencer Cox's office said Utah has gaps in how it addresses homelessness. His plans will attempt to close those gaps.
3 months ago