Priced Out and Fed Up: Cost of Living and Government Dysfunction are Voters’ Top Issues

Written by: Christopher Collard

Each November, Utahns have a chance to shape government to fit their needs. Ideally, the voters’ voices serve as a compass to correct the course of government and shape society. However, information gaps can preclude an ideal outcome. First, politicians and policymakers need to understand Utahns’ priorities. Second, voters need relevant background on the issues that matter most. The Utah Foundation’s Utah Priority Project seeks to fill those information gaps and provide that background. Priced … Continued

Mending the Net: Exploring Homeless Service Gaps in Salt Lake County

Written by: Staff

Mending the Net: Exploring Homeless Service Gaps in Salt Lake County is the third report in the Utah Foundation’s Homelessness Series. It draws from a wide-ranging survey of homeless service providers to explore the overarching service gaps. In particular, the report identifies areas where there is the greatest need for service expansions or enhancements. It also explores whether adequate collaboration is occurring to ensure that the homeless service providers are functioning together as a system. … Continued

Widening the Doors of Hope: Addressing Coronavirus-Related Challenges Among Homeless Service Providers

Written by: Shawn Teigen

Widening the Doors of Hope: Addressing Coronavirus-Related Challenges Among Homeless Service Providers explores the coping strategies and innovations that providers are adopting to withstand the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the second in a series of reports on homelessness. Among the findings of the report: More than six months into the pandemic, it is clear that homeless service providers in Salt Lake County are staying agile and exploring opportunities to improve their operations … Continued

Keeping Open the Doors of Hope: How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Affecting Homeless Services in Salt Lake County

Written by: Shawn Teigen

Keeping Open the Doors of Hope: How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Affecting Homeless Services in Salt Lake County presents findings from a survey of homeless service providers in exploring the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first in a series of reports on homelessness. Among the findings of the new report: A majority of organizations have continued providing services during the pandemic, while about 18% have reduced or temporarily closed their services. About … Continued