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University of Utah students got a chance to sit down with advocates and elected officials Tuesday to learn more about Salt Lake City’s ongoing homeless problem and how they can get involved. The meeting was one of Bennion Community Service Center’s Issues and Action forums that help students get involved in local issues.

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Salt Lake City Police have already identified much of the crime element in the homeless population downtown, directing people to treatment or jail through Project Diversion. Now dozens of Salt Lake County employees and volunteers are getting to know those who remain. 

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The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday approved funding to open St. Vincent de Paul for emergency winter homeless shelter. The dining hall there each year converts into a space that houses 150 people through the winter months.

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The Salt Lake City Council acting as the Redevelopment Agency voted Tuesday to set aside as much as $21 million for affordable housing in the city. They also found money to purchase sites for the new homeless shelters.

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Local law enforcement executed a second round of targeted arrests in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood today. As with the previous roundup, many of those taken into custody got to choose between jail or treatment.

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Law enforcement officials made 36 arrests Thursday morning outside the homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City. But for the first time, many of the suspects were given the option to choose treatment over jail time.

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The Salt Lake City Council plans to pass ordinances to ensure that new homeless shelters will have minimal impact on their surrounding neighborhoods.

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City leaders and law enforcement officials are focusing efforts to curb crime and homelessness on State Street in Salt Lake City. It’s become an area where cheap motels provide a substitute for shelters and low-cost housing.

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Members of the Salt Lake City Council have doubts about a plan to build two new homeless shelters that sleep 250 people each. They say more shelters with fewer beds would better serve the homeless and the communities where they’re built. 

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Salt Lake City will decide where to put two new homeless shelters by November.  This week, the city’s Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission presented a timeline for the process.

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It’s been one year since The INN Between, a hospice center for the homeless opened its doors to the dying and medically fragile.

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Plans are underway to build two new homeless shelters in Salt Lake County. But Mayor Ben McAdams says the goal is divert people into housing and toward services rather than keep pace with a growing demand for shelter beds.

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The last of four community workshops where the public can weigh in on the creation of two new homeless shelters in Salt Lake City is Monday night at the Marmalade Branch Library.

The Salt Lake City council plans to set aside roughly half a million dollars to address pressing homeless issues in the Rio Grande neighborhood.

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A local non-profit that works to revitalize neighborhoods and help families purchase homes says Salt Lake City has too many low-income housing units on the city’s west side.  

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Homeless service providers are looking forward to more shelter options, likely outside the overburdened Rio Grande Corridor in Salt Lake City.  Utah lawmakers set aside money this year to move forward with that plan.

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Governor Gary Herbert and homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson are urging Utahns to set a few dollars aside for the homeless when filing tax returns this year.

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Each year, homeless service providers and volunteers in Utah rise early to comb local communities to get a sense of how many people are homeless. It’s part of Utah’s annual point-in-time count.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams are asking the Utah Legislature for $27 million dollars to reconfigure homeless services in the region.   

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The commission tasked with recommending where emergency services for the homeless should go gave the public a glimpse of three possible scenarios last night.  Members of the commission say there’s interest in spreading some services out and away from the beleaguered Depot District corridor.

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Officials with Crossroads Urban Center have a plan to advance the fight against homelessness and drug trafficking in the downtown area. It begins with a $30 million dollar Salt Lake City bond proposal. 

The Salt Lake City Mission’s annual birthday celebration for the homeless and outreach event drew thousands of people to Pioneer Park Monday.

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Volunteers of America began construction today on a youth homeless shelter in Salt Lake City. 

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Two local non-profit groups that work with the homeless were awarded half a million dollars in grant money today from Wells Fargo as part of the bank’s national NeighborhoodLIFT program.

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Utah’s first hospice care facility for the homeless opened its doors on Monday. The INN Between is expected to provide end-of-life-care for up to 20 individuals suffering from terminal illnesses.

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The public got a glimpse Wednesday night of the work Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission has done so far.

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Officials say chronic homelessness is down 91 percent in Utah since the state implemented a "housing first" model a decade ago.

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A group of professional urban designers and architects are meeting this week to lay out plans to redesign Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park.

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Salt Lake City is poised to introduce new housing options for the city’s most needy residents.

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The group Volunteers of America is almost finished raising money for its new homeless youth resource center and overnight shelter. The non-profit is launching a campaign called “Home for the Holidays” to make the final push for public support.

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