Ask legislators on the House Health and Human Services Committee to vote YES on HB 440 to close gaps in funding for the homeless!
Last November, the downtown Road Home Shelter closed as three new shelters opened up that would house a maximum of 700 people. The idea was to disperse resources in hopes of limiting violence and crime in the developing Rio Grande neighborhood. As Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and the state enter a new era for homeless services, officials are hopeful for the future, confident there’s enough political will — combined with Utahns’ charitable nature — to sustain the new model. However, as this new system comes into place, additional legislation is needed to iron out wrinkles, such as providing funding for gaps in operation and construction costs.
This bill will be heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee TODAY AT 4:10PM – email the committee members now!
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