Salt Lake City announces plan for additional emergency shelter for the homeless

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and other city officials announced a temporary solution to the shelter problem for the homeless population.

This comes after the closure of The Road Home facility in Salt Lake City back in November.

Thursday Mendenhall announced the opening of a temporary homeless shelter at 2234 South Highland Drive in Sugarhouse.

The home will have 145 beds and will be for overnight warmth only with transportation provided back to the Wiegand Shelter for access to services in the morning.

“This addition to our current resources represents an evolution of successful functioning system. Our homeless resource centers are working — and people are taking advantage of their services,” said Mendenhall during a news conference Thursday.

The new shelter is set to open within the next week but is for this winter only. It’s expected to close this spring on or around April 15.

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