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What's next? Salt Lake City's transition from one-size-fits-all homeless services

SALT LAKE CITY — Now that Salt Lake City leaders have unveiled sites for the four new homeless resource centers meant to better serve Utah's most needy, here's what's next in an already lengthy process to overhaul the city's homeless services system:

• Though the four sites are not up for negotiation, city leaders are seeking public input on how the resource centers will be designed.

• Three public workshops are scheduled at the Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11, and 6-8 p.m. Jan. 18.

• Residents, businesses and homeless services stakeholders will also decide which sites serve which populations, expected to be divided by single women, single men and families with children.

• The new resource centers are expected to break ground in 2017, with some to be completed in 2018. It's not yet known exactly when all four will be completed.

• Once all four homeless resource centers are up and running, The Road Home shelter on Rio Grande Street is expected to close. The facility will be transferred to the control of the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, with a future city officials say won't include homeless shelter services.

• The other facilities run by The Road Home, including the Midvale Family Shelter and housing facilities at the Wendell Apartments and Palmer Court, are expected to remain open.

• By the time The Road Home closes, city officials say city and county programing for affordable housing, rapid rehousing, Pay for Success programs, and treatment diversion are expected to be up and running to help serve populations that come through the resource centers.