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(KSL News) In just a few months, homeless Utahns may get a place of their own.
Officials broke ground at the Holiday Inn Downtown today. They will turn the building into an apartment complex called Palmer Court. It will be built specifically for the homeless.
"What we are doing is attempting to reduce the demand in emergency shelters by helping those members of our community that have turned to us at the shelter for housing and creating housing as an alternative to going into shelters," explained Matthew Minkevitch, executive director of The Road Home.
Tenants will pay rent based on their salary and are expected to maintain each apartment unit.
Positive results from similar facilities are encouraging as Palmer Court faces months of renovation ahead.