New 65-unit permanent supportive housing complex complete
Salt Lake City — The Road Home, in partnership with Shelter the Homeless, has announced the completion of its new housing project, The Magnolia, a permanent supportive housing facility with 65 total units.
Owned by Shelter the Homeless and operated by The Road Home, the new $17-million-dollar facility is located at 165 S. 300 East The Magnolia is The Road Home’s newest addition to its broad housing program, which currently includes the 201-unit Palmer Court, 32-unit Wendell Apartments, as well as rental assistance with supportive services that houses hundreds of households with private landlords throughout Salt Lake County.
“Our goal is to ensure people move out of homelessness quickly and into permanent housing with support services, and affordable and accessible housing projects are needed more than ever,” says Michelle Flynn, executive director of The Road Home. “We’d like to deeply thank our community partners for their dedication to see this project through, as it will greatly benefit so many of our most vulnerable neighbors in need.”
“The Magnolia is an inspiring example of many groups and individuals coming together to make a significant difference in our community,” says Laurie Hopkins, executive director of Shelter the Homeless. “Providing these 65 new homes will be life changing for many people and also represents the need for continued investment in deeply affordable housing to help make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.”
The project is designed to address the needs of vulnerable men and women who are in need of long-term support services. This type of permanent supportive housing has a 95% success rate and is a key component of our County and State strategic plans.
“The Magnolia is the kind of collaboration between the City, our valued homeless service providers, and other community organizations that is life-changing,” says Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “It’s an honor to have worked together on this endeavor, and I’m confident in this program’s future as Shelter the Homeless and The Road Home take it from here.”
About the Road Home
The Road Home has been serving the Salt Lake City region since it opened under the name Traveler’s Aid in 1923. The organization offers shelter services and a housing case management team that assists low-income and homeless individuals with employment and housing. The work begins by providing people with basic needs while immediately working with them to develop a plan for housing. The programs are designed to connect people with resources to help integrate them back into the community. The Road Home has been the community’s central rapid re-housing provider for families with children since 2009. For more information, visit theroadhome.org.
About Shelter the Homeless
Created in the 1980’s, Shelter the Homeless is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals experiencing homelessness and working with partners to develop safe facilities and expand solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Utah. Shelter the Homeless owns four homeless resource centers and three permanent supportive housing complexes in Salt Lake County. Visit homelessutah.org for more information.