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September 16, 2022
Contact: Laurie Hopkins, 801-359-0698; email@example.com
Shelter the Homeless Initiates Property Transfer to The Road Home
Salt Lake County, UT – Shelter the Homeless is pleased to announce that it is entering into an agreement to transfer ownership of its permanent supportive housing properties to The Road Home. Properties include the Magnolia, Palmer Court, and Wendell apartments in Salt Lake City.
This transfer is an agreement between The Road Home, the longtime property manager and operator of the facilities, and Shelter the Homeless, the property owner. In addition to managing and operating permanent supportive housing, Shelter the Homeless contracts with The Road Home to operate and provide emergency shelter services at the Gail Miller Resource Center in Salt Lake City, the Midvale Family Resource Center, and the Men’s Resource Center in South Salt Lake.
“The Road Home is a crucial community partner to provide both shelter services and permanent supportive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness across the county,” said Shelter the Homeless board member and Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. “This transfer is just one step in a long-term strategy to better address homelessness in the region and allow these partners to fulfill their role in the work to get people in stable housing.”
Shelter the Homeless recently announced that support from the state legislature, Salt Lake County, and private donations helped the organization to close out all debt accrued to build the Homeless Resource Centers (HRCs). The debt payoff, paired with this transfer, allows Shelter the Homeless to focus efforts on the ongoing operations and maintenance of the HRC facilities and to collaborate with community partners to deploy resources that better serve individuals transitioning out of homelessness.
“Shelter the Homeless will continue to focus on the important work of providing food, emergency shelter, and safety for people experiencing homelessness, and supports The Road Home in their work to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals and families in need,” said Shelter the Homeless board member and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall.
Shelter the Homeless and The Road Home are key partners within Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, a coalition of service providers, impacted individuals, advocacy organizations, and local elected officials committed to addressing issues impacting homelessness.
“Shelter the Homeless is committed to filling systemic gaps in the community related to homelessness, to support the stability of the HRCs, and most importantly, to collaborate with service providers and state, county, and city partners to best serve those in need,” said Laurie Hopkins, Executive Director of Shelter the Homeless.
About Shelter the Homeless
Shelter the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals experiencing homelessness and working with partners to develop safe facilities and expand solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Utah.
About The Road Home
The mission of The Road Home, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community.
For Statewide information visit the Utah Homelessness Network
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Date: December 7, 2022
Time: Open Session, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting, https://zoom.us/j/88394240458
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