Utah leadership discusses plan to battle homelessness amid record-breaking temperatures


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Utah leadership gathered Wednesday afternoon to evaluate the state’s plan to fight homelessness. This comes as the state was hit with record-breaking cold temperatures for October.

Salt Lake City recorded a new record low temperature for October at 14 degrees, and frigid temperatures have gripped many parts of the state.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox called the meeting which included Speaker of House Brad Wilson, Senate President Stuart Adams, and Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, and representatives from Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake.

The group is meeting to discuss the system of the capacity of the current homeless resource center model.

As temperatures drop and the state transitions to the new resource centers, there’s been an increase in demand for shelter. They’ll also discuss the potential need for overflow options and what next steps must be taken.

The Lt. Governor, others made a statement following the meeting. Watch via the player below.


Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Utah VP Debate

More Utah Debate