News Release

Gardner Institute Releases Assessment for Utah Homeless Services Governance Structure

November 10, 2020 (Salt Lake City) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released an assessment of Utah Homeless Services and a new governance structure and funding model. The Gardner Institute prepared this assessment and makes these recommendations at the request of the Utah Legislature following the passage of H.B. 440 in the 2020 General Legislative Session.

The assessment includes the results of a collaborative review process involving participation from legislators, the executive branch, homeless service providers, local government, the philanthropic community, and other business and community leaders. It offers six recommendations that will create a simpler, more transparent, and coordinated system for homeless services that will be more effective, efficient, and will improve alignment between public and private efforts:

  • Restructure top-level governance – Restructure homeless governance in th