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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

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, News Writer 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 down campus and pass the Kahlert Village dorms and the Student Life Center in Salt Lake City on July 1, 2022. Due to its close proximity, campus housing provides students who can afford its costs with opportunities to use facilities paid for by student fees and to get involved in campus events and the community. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: The Inaccessibility of Campus Housing

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer 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 Saturday, 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...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Two Salt Lake City Council Members on Their Election and Goals

By Vanessa Hudson, News Writer 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...

Location of the West Village Housing Replacement Project inside of the West Village. (Photo Courtesy of University of Utah Planning, Design and Construction)

Two Courts Demolished at U’s West Village, Make Way for New Plans

By Kelsey Earl, News Writer July 18, 2021

  The 400 and 500 courts have been demolished at the University of Utah's West Village graduate student and family housing. “They had certainly outlived their life as far as being able to...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: A $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Solve Much

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 22, 2021

  Since starting college, every job I’ve had has paid anywhere from two to four dollars more per hour than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. But I still struggle to afford my bills, and I need...

Salt Lake City. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Burton: COVID-19 Is a Threat to Housing Affordability. Utah Developers and Communities Need to Do More

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer August 21, 2020

  Living in America is not cheap. While steadily rising costs of living and inflation are positive indicators that an economy is growing, they do cause problems when earnings can’t catch up with...

Downtown Salt Lake City. Opinion writer Sarah Mishmash says that even with high housing prices in Salt Lake, rent control is a temporary fix that would eventually land us in a worse place than we started. | Chronicle archives

Mismash: Rent Control Is A Short-Term Solution

By Sarah Mismash, Copy Chief February 11, 2020

  Utah State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost is sponsoring a bill that removes restrictions and allows Utah towns, cities and counties to promote rent controls. Previously, towns, cities...