Homelessness

Salt Lake City Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission meets to discuss process for selecting homeless resource centers in Salt Lake City

Today, the Salt Lake City Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission met to discuss the process for selecting two sites in Salt Lake City for new homeless resource centers.
 
During the meeting, city staff presented a timeline for identification, review, public engagement, and selection of the two sites by November 1, 2016.
 
Mayor Jackie Biskupski acknowledged the city is working from an accelerated timeline, but assured Commission members that proposed sites would undergo a complete and thorough review process, incorporating public feedback prior to being finalized.

Salt Lake City seeks public input on new resource centers for those experiencing homelessness

The Salt Lake City Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission (HSSEC) will host four community workshops between June 13th and June 20th, to provide the public an opportunity to hear about the site selection process, learn about the population, and provide feedback on how new homeless services can be incorporated into local communities.
 
During the workshops, members of the community will be asked to prioritize fifteen criteria for resource centers established last fall by the HSSEC. The prioritized criteria, including elements such as: “close to public transportation”, “utilize technology”, and “include space for intake and case workers,” will help guide the HSSEC as they work to establish locations for two new resource centers in Salt Lake City. Local officials will also be on hand to answer any questions and take feedback from the public.