“Utah’s extremely low-income renters exceeded affordable units by more than 38,000 in 2016, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.” —Salt Lake Tribune
Do you care about homelessness in our state but aren’t sure how to affect change? Here’s one way you can help! Come to Utah Housing Coalition’s “Housing Matters to Everyone” rally and press conference at the State Capitol on Thursday, Feb 9th at 9:00am to show your support for the thousands of Utahns who are without affordable housing and are at risk for entering our shelter system as a result.
What is the rally about?
Rep. Becky Edwards has put together a fantastic bipartisan bill (HB 36) that would drastically increase the amount of affordable housing across the state. Community support at the rally will help this bill get the funding it needs to move more families, children and individuals off the street, out of motels and substandard housing and into truly safe and affordable housing!
Why affordable housing?
Studies show that affordable housing not only decreases homelessness but also decreases childhood visits to the emergency room and absences in school. So affordable housing doesn’t just help solve homelessness, it creates healthier and smarter Utah kids!
Please join Action Utah at the State Capitol tomorrow morning to help solve the housing crisis and support this important legislation.
CALL TO ACTION
- Attend the Utah Housing Coalition’s, “Housing Matters to Everyone” rally. Bring your friends. Bring your kids! The more people at the rally, the louder the message will be to legislators to fund affordable housing.
- Make signs for the event to voice your support for affordable housing. This is a press event, and signs help send the message to the larger community and to legislators about the importance of addressing homelessness in Utah.
- Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing us here.
Housing Matters to Everyone
Press Conference 9:00 am
Sponsored by the Utah Housing Coalition
Thursday, February 9th
State Capitol – Rotunda
Please plan to arrive at 8:30
Representative Becky Edwards
Senator Todd Weiler
Jonathan Hardy, Director, Housing & Community Development
Designee from Salt Lake Mayors office
DeAnna Dipo, Utah Association of REALTORS®
Dan Nackerman, Executive Director, SLC Housing Authority
Parking is always a challenge. Think about the following – Car Pool, Park Downtown -Take UTA Route 500 Capitol Connection for free, Uber or Lyft. Arrive an hour early and find parking and have a nice breakfast in the Cafe.
Who should attend?
Developers, Investors, Advocates, Realtors, Providers, Consumers
Case Managers, Non-Profits / For Profits
Health Providers, Educators, Management Companies