Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials have set aside $4 million in hopes of purchasing a downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter, but a recently released county property assessment shows that may not be enough to purchase it.
The Road Home will permanently close its doors in 2019. There are plans to replace it with three new homeless resource centers currently under construction.
State lawmakers are worried about what will happen to people after it closes.
On Wednesday, a state committee voted to try to buy the 1,100-bed shelter, but according to this year's county property assessment, the building and the property it sits on is valued at nearly $7.7 million.
The nonprofit that owns the building is having it appraised, but lawmakers say it's unlikely that they will make an offer higher than $4 million.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.