If you’re confused about who is doing what to help Salt Lake City’s homeless population, we get it! It’s complicated because there are several groups working on many different projects.
It’s the Council’s job to approve zoning requirements that the HRCs must comply with in order to operate in the City. These requirements, also called “qualifying provisions,” include rules about the maximum number of people who can stay at the resource centers, keeping the grounds clean, prohibiting people from lining up on public sidewalks and streets, and more. For a detailed report about the proposed requirements, click here.
The requirements are an important part of making sure the Resource Centers operate in an orderly, responsive manner and become positive additions to the neighborhoods where they will be built. The Council really wants your feedback – including requirements you think should be added – and encourages you to attend one of the following public meetings.
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and The Shelter the Homeless Board are working with an architect on the building and property designs for the Homeless Resource Centers. They are hosting a public forum and open houses on the following dates.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Leonardo – Auditorium
209 East 500 South
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
131 East 700 South
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
275 West High Avenue
Designing, planning, and funding the HRCs are all major efforts that will have respective public processes. Currently, the Salt Lake City Council is tasked with adopting requirements that the HRCs will be required to comply with in order to operate in the City. The City asked the public in January 2017 to come up with the requirements. The City incorporated the public feedback it received into a draft proposal that the City Council will soon consider. The Council invites the public to review the draft requirements and provide feedback.