Homeless Services Resource Centers

Since December 2014, Salt Lake City has been working to identify sites for new centers to serve individuals experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City. 
 

After an extensive, criteria-driven site selection process, two sites were selected by Mayor Jaqueline Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Council, and announced to the public on February 24, 2017.

A Document Library has been created for reference and information.

Please note that the renderings below are examples only, and are used to illustrate potential size and shape in reference to the surrounding area.



131 East 700 South

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  • Located near established services 

  • Integrated into Downtown Salt Lake City 

  • Well served by transit 

  • Mid-block location supports a secure site


 

275 West High Avenue

  • Located in a mixed-use neighborhood with easily accessible services and employment opportunities

  • Bus and light rail connections are within walking distance

  • Large site allows for creative design


The new resource centers will be secure, limited in size (200 persons), have critical services inside the facility, and support the “scattered site” model adopted by the City, County, State, and service providers. 

 
The goal of the “scattered site” model and the new resource centers is to break up the population currently being served in Salt Lake City in order to better support the needs of specific populations. Through case management, and tailored client services, the resource centers will help move individuals from homelessness to housing. 
 
Salt Lake City’s ultimate goal is to reduce the overall number of shelter beds through better access to affordable housing and critical services.

Public Workshops

Three public open houses were held in January to receive public input on the design of the facilities and how to mitigate community concerns.These workshops will focus on three primary design-oriented themes:

  • Safety for the users and surrounding neighbors
  • Design to mitigate potential negative effects
  • Integration into larger neighborhoods