Salt Lake City, UT

Some Homeless People in Utah Will Benefit From Small Houses Which Will Be Built

S. F. Mori

The Other Side Village Will Initially Have Sixty Homes
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A Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Other Side Village was held on March 8, 2023. The event was at the site where small homes will be built at 1850 West Indiana Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are intended for homeless people.

A 70-acre parcel at that site is owned by Salt Lake City. It is a municipal landfill where waste was taken from 1923 to 1962. The municipal dumping there was stopped in the 1960s, but some portions were used for green waste. The site was affected by the construction of I-215 in the late 1970s.

The first phase of The Other Side Village will consist of sixty small homes which will be built on eight acres of that property. Sitework will begin after final approval is received from Salt Lake City with a building permit and after completion of the final steps of the Environmental review.

The homes will be for some people who are chronically homeless in the Salt Lake area.

The Other Side Village is a master-planned neighborhood that provides affordable, permanent quality housing for people coming out of chronic homelessness.
The Village is founded on the conviction that housing alone will never solve homelessness, but community will. The combination of high quality, permanent housing and a strong culture of personal growth, support, and connection is the heart of our model. [From the website]

A small house was brought to the site so that visitors could see it.
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The Other Side Village Groundbreaking Ceremony guests were welcomed by Tim Stay, CEO of The Other Side Village. Speakers were: Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall; Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson; Wayne Neiderhauser, State of Utah; Alejandro Puy, Salt Lake Council Member; and Joseph Grenny, Chair of The Other Side Village. A musical number was presented by The Other Side Choir.

Although The Other Side Village will not completely alleviate the homeless problem in Utah, it will be helpful. It is intended to be a start for a program which will be expanded.

Salt Lake City has provided more information at the website listed below:



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