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Utah Lacks Affordable Housing, But Increased State Funding is a ‘good start’

By Andrew Christiansen, Online Managing Editor October 9, 2023

  It may come as no surprise to many, but right now, Utah “desperately needs” more affordable housing, said Tara Rollins, executive director of the Utah Housing Coalition. “It's costing...

Former Mayor Rocky Anderson, Mayor Erin Mendenhall and community activist Michael Valentine at the debate at the Eccles Broadcast Center on Oct. 4, 2023. (Photo by Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

SLC Mayoral Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing, City Growth and Homelessness

By Andrew Christiansen and Vanessa Hudson October 4, 2023

  On Oct. 4, former Mayor Rocky Anderson, Mayor Erin Mendenhall and community activist Michael Valentine debated central issues in Salt Lake including affordable housing, city growth and homelessness. Public...

The Point Housing Facility on Nov. 18, 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Sophie Felici | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Bring More Socialized Housing to Utah

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 14, 2023

  The American Dream includes owning a home of your own. But for some, the feasibility of securing white-picket fences is just that: a dream. With rising housing prices nationwide, owning a home...

A for rent sign on display outside of an apartment in the East Central Neighborhood of Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Langley: Low-Income Housing Bill Helps Those Without a Home

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 10, 2023

  In Utah, housing has become a severe issue for thousands of citizens. With housing prices rising by an absurd 24.6% during the pandemic, many now experience homelessness statewide. Thankfully,...

Richmond Flats Project at 2960 S. Richmond Street, in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 27, 2022. (Photo by Julia Chuang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Legislature Approves $55 Million for Affordable Housing

By Stevie Shaughnessey, Home Stretch Producer, Host September 30, 2022

  The Utah legislature recently approved $55 million to be spent on the construction of over 1,000 affordable housing units throughout Utah. Over $30 million of this grant will be spent on affordable...

Students walk past the new Kahlert Village dorms and the Student Life Center in Salt Lake City on July 1, 2022.

Cowley: The Inaccessibility of Campus Housing

By Elle Cowley, Multimedia Managing Editor September 1, 2022

  During my freshman year of college, I lived in one of the first-year dorms on campus. I was told that by living on campus, I would meet more people and have an overall more successful first year...

A residential area in Hooper, Utah on March 26, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Utah’s Housing Crisis Leaves Students Behind

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer April 19, 2022

  Utah’s housing affordability crisis is a pressing issue. Rent is going up, and homeowners have been priced out of their homes. University of Utah students must choose between living in dorms...

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Aug. 21, 2021.

Bringhurst: New Bill Is a Win for Affordable Housing

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer March 9, 2022

  Amid a housing crisis and on the last day of the legislative session, Utah legislators managed to pass a bill aimed to increase the state’s affordable housing. Homeowners and renters have been...

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Two Salt Lake City Council Members on Their Election and Goals

By Vanessa Hudson, Assistant News Editor December 11, 2021

  Nov. 2, 2021, marked Election Day, when five Salt Lake City Council seats were filled. The elected members, Victoria Petro-Eschler, Alejandro Puy, Chris Wharton, Darin Mano and Amy Fowler plan...

The Dinwoodey Mansion in Salt Lake City on September 6, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Salt Lake City is Bulldozing Invaluable History

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer September 9, 2021

  Silk dresses and fedoras peppered the crowd. Tiffany chandeliers sparkled overhead. Abbott & Costello dazzled the audience with “Who’s on First,” an iconic comedy routine. Such vaudeville...

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