Road Home Set To Close In 4 Weeks; Leaders Asking Landlords To Help
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – With dropping temperatures, state leaders are asking landlords to step up and help house the homeless.
This comes after a meeting on how to deal with overflow issues at the new homeless resource center in South Salt Lake. It hasn’t opened yet, but it’s expected to be at capacity. The other two shelters that have opened are already full, authorities said.
With the Road Home resource center in the downtown area scheduled to close in four weeks, officials are looking for solutions. They’re asking every landlord to review their inventory and determine if they have units that can be part of the community’s plan.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said the goal of the new homeless resource program is to keep the focus on housing and diversion. That means using housing programs and motel vouchers, as well as filling the 78 drug treatment beds provided through Odyssey House.
After a closed-door meeting with the program’s leaders, Cox told reporters that the current plan is still to close the Road Home in four weeks, but the group has scheduled another meeting to “see where we are.”
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