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Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:44 AM

The Road Home opens new 65-unit apartment complex to get the chronically homeless off the streets

A new permanent supportive housing development in downtown Salt Lake City will bring at least 65 people experiencing homelessness off the streets or out of the shelters next month.

The units come online as the city grapples with an apparently expanding unsheltered population, and a lack of housing inventory, which is making it hard to move people through the shelter system.

“We will see an impact on the homeless system with these 65 units,” Michelle Flynn, executive director of The Road Home nonprofit that will operate the complex, said during a media tour of the building on Thursday. “We are pulling people in who really have struggled to get into housing.”

The studio apartments at the Magnolia complex on 165 S. 300 East will make all the difference for the chronically homeless individuals who will soon call them home, a group made up of people Flynn said are the “most vulnerable” of the vulnerable.

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2021/06/24/road-home-opens-new-unit/
(Salt Lake Tribune)

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Mon Jun 28, 2021, 01:09 AM

1. Good!!!!

The public aspect is key, to fend off exploitation. Hope there is a plan to use the residents as maintainence, cleaning, front desk, etc, on a very part time basis - a little side money for some residents, a better sense of community, some transition experience to a more normal life.

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