South Salt Lake Helps With Shelter Plans To Stave Off Crime

Apr 18, 2017

Leaders in South Salt Lake City fought against a new homeless shelter being built in their town but are now helping with plans for the facility, saying they want to make the best of a bad situation and reduce the potential for crime.

South Salt Lake Councilwoman Portia Mila and Councilwoman Sharla Beverly are looking for ideas and touring local homeless shelters and rehabilitation facilities, with the hope of avoiding drug markets and other problems surrounding Salt Lake City's overflowing downtown shelter.

The new homeless shelter in South Salt Lake is one of three homeless resource centers that state officials plan to build to replace the downtown Salt Lake City shelter. The other two resource centers will be in Salt Lake City.