Join us in calling on Governor Herbert to prioritize funding for housing to reduce unsheltered homelessness!
The state of Utah has passed legislation requiring that the homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City be closed in 2019 to be replaced by 3 new homeless shelters. These shelters will have 400 fewer beds than the current homeless shelter and we are worried about where people will go when the new shelters are full and have waiting lists for services during the winter of 2019.
As the housing crisis continues and affordable options lack, we are concerned that an increasing number of people will go unsheltered. The fastest growing segment of the homeless population is families, with an increasing number of children experiencing the traumatic reality of living without regular shelter.