Solutions Utah Logo

Home

solutions start with you

Solutions Utah: Policy Advocate Leaders

Our mission is to forge public policies that improve the vitality, safety and livability of our communities.  Through sound coalition-building strategies, we strive to preserve and protect best practices that enable cities to thrive.

our focus

>

accountability

for government & organizations
Hold government and organizations responsible for outcomes, economic sustainability and community benefits.

protect

citizens, visitors and businesses
Advocate for effective policies and initiatives to maintain quality of life balanced with valuable growth in the community.

clean & safe

streets and neighborhoods
Prioritize and expect clean and safe neighborhoods, with maintained parks. Engage in efforts to revitalize communities and empower citizens to access appropriate public and safety services.

conference with Governor Cox

Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox was the keynote at the Solutions Utah annual conference, “Ending homelessness in Utah: the next critical steps,” on June 6 in Salt Lake City addressing the state’s current homeless crisis. 

Two panel sessions of city, state, legislative and private sector leaders also followed addressing homelessness. 

numbers you should know

in state & private spending on homelessness since 2016

$ 0 B
increase in chronic homelessness between 2022-2023
0 %
of homeless people deal with mental health issues
0 %

priority goals for 2024

>

New legislation in 2024 to bring enhanced accountability and oversight to the homeless industry.

Universal enforcement of no-camping and illegal drug use laws.

Rewarding homeless treatment models that work.

Mitigation of homeless-related crime to benefit businesses and nearby homeowners.

Replicate successful SLCPD programs like the “Hope Initiative” at the Gail Miller Center.

Strict enforcement of Conditional Use Permits for all facilities that serve the homeless.

community corner

what's going on

Jun 12
Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, 2001 S. State St
Aug 14
Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, Coalition Meeting
Aug 15
Utah Homeless Services Board, Utah State Capitol
See More

hot takes and the buzz

community corner

initiative forum

what's going on

Jun 12
Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, 2001 S. State St
Aug 14
Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, Coalition Meeting
Aug 15
Utah Homeless Services Board, Utah State Capitol
See More

hot takes and the buzz

share your experiences

What you have seen with homeless, crime and drug addiction encounters in your city or neighborhood?  

Salt Lake City Skyline

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles, op-eds, legislation, city programs and more.