Utahns can help homeless, Pamela’s Place on state tax returns this year

Feb 15, 2022, 2:52 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – It seems easy enough. You can help the homeless by checking a box on your Utah tax return. 

Governor Spencer Cox called on residents to do just that during a news conference Tuesday with homeless advocates at Pamela’s Place Apartments, a permanent housing complex for those in need.  

“I want people to know that when they give a few hundred dollars to the trust fund, they’re actually contributing and making a difference in people’s lives,” Cox said. 

The Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust fund has contributed to many state organizations that help Utah’s homeless, including Pamela’s Place. 

It was named for Pamela Atkinson who has worked for years on behalf of Salt Lake City’s homeless.

Pamela’s Place is located at 5th West and 5th South and has 100 units.  

It opened in September of 2020. 

Atkinson attended Tuesday’s event with the Governor.

“This year has been a challenging year for many Utahns as the pandemic continues. We’ve watched people lose jobs and face evictions,” said Atkinson. “Your donations will make a difference in helping those who are struggling.” 

Pamela’s Place has a medical clinic, a gym, and a food pantry.

A news release said those services are some reasons why 95% of people who were previously homeless stay in permanent housing. 

You can donate directly to the fund on your 2022 tax form or by clicking here. 

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Utahns can help homeless, Pamela’s Place on state tax returns this year