Ask the Executive Appropriations Committee not to cut funding for Utah’s homeless shelters during the coronavirus pandemic!
On Wednesday, Utah legislators on the Executive Appropriations Committee will meet to discuss state budget adjustments to reflect the decreased revenue as a result of the coronavirus and subsequent economic downturn. Many crucial items on the social services budget that have been long fought for to serve our most vulnerable populations are now in danger of being cut.
On the potential chopping block is $1.5M of critical funding for Utah’s homeless resource centers, which would be matched dollar for dollar to leverage state funding for a total of $3M in services. Every dollar cut from the program is $2 lost to serve Utah’s most vulnerable.
At a time of unprecedented need when we are already struggling to provide adequate shelter and programs for people experiencing homelessness, and when we expect to see our vulnerable populations increase due to ongoing economic uncertainty, this funding is needed more than ever.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Write a letter to the members of the executive appropriations committee using our simple form below and ask them to preserve funding for Utah homeless shelters and to preserve funding to all programs that help increase housing security.
- Find out more about the funding for Utah’s homeless resource centers and impacts from cutting the funding here.
Simply scroll down and click “Start Writing” to make your voice heard!