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Chamber Shelves Plans for Homeless Campus

Chamber Shelves Plans for Homeless Campus

Posted - Oct. 27, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Officials have shelved plans for a proposed 48-million-dollar campus for Salt Lake City's homeless population.

That decision came yesterday from the Salt Lake Chamber.

The proposal would have moved the majority of Salt Lake City's homeless service providers away from a popular shopping and entertainment district.

However, neither the public nor key agencies that help the homeless warmed to the idea. Some criticized the plan as an effort by businesses to keep the homeless away from them.

It called for services and facilities, such as transitional housing, a shelter, soup kitchen, employment services and health care, to be included on one block.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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