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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

A tent city built by the homeless in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 30, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: Free Fare February Highlights Our Mistreatment of Homeless People

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer April 5, 2022

  The Utah Transit Authority recently held Free Fare February. UTA saw a 59.03% increase in ridership over Free Fare February from last year. But aside from improving air quality, the free ridership...

Belongings of an individual experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21st, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Salt Lake Needs to Stop Camp Cleanups

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor September 28, 2020

  My parents’ house is close to the freeway, and in the last several months the homeless population that inhabits the viaduct beneath that exact freeway entrance has increased dramatically. While...

Homeless individuals outside the Road Home in downtown Salt Lake City. Chronicle archive.

Take Shelter Coalition Clashes with SLCPD in a Downtown Protest

By Joseph Moss, News Writer January 18, 2020

   “We came to camp and to help people. The cops came to tear stuff down, attack and brutalize people, which they did,” said Finn Ballum, an organizer for the Take Shelter Coalition. On...

(Photo by Chris Samuels)

Helping the Homeless in Utah

November 25, 2014

  Anna Branson has lived in Utah her whole life and said she thinks the homeless population “has increased since the recession.” “It’s so hard to get jobs now to be able to pay for shelter,”...