Department of Workforce Services http://kuer.org en Utah On Track to End Chronic Homelessness http://kuer.org/post/utah-track-end-chronic-homelessness <p>The <a href="http://www.housing.utah.gov">Utah Housing and Community Development Division</a> says while they saw an overall increase in the number of people who experienced homelessness in 2012 their efforts to end chronic homelessness by 2014 is right on track. That number decreased by almost 10 percent last year and is down 72 percent since 2005. Housing and Community Services director Gordon Walker says while it’s a complicated problem, they’ve found success in providing permanent housing with limited restrictions.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:07:52 +0000 Brian Grimmett 20812 at http://kuer.org Utah On Track to End Chronic Homelessness Study Released on Intergenerational Poverty http://kuer.org/post/study-released-intergenerational-poverty <p>Utah is taking steps to help families break the cycle of poverty and dependence on public assistance. The Department of Workforce Services released a report Friday on poverty around the state. It’s the first in a series of annual reports mandated by the Utah Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act, passed this year in the legislature.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:27:51 +0000 Andrea Smardon 18981 at http://kuer.org