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Photo of the day: Salt Lake City opens a new permanent-housing complex for homeless

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Pamela Atkinson, a longtime advocate for the homeless, left, embraces Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall during the opening of Magnolia, a new permanent supportive housing building, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The new building, owned by Shelter the Homeless and operated by the Road Home, has 65 units for people who have experienced homelessness.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Salt Lake City took another step Thursday to provide housing for the homeless with the grand opening of a new permanent-housing complex.

Magnolia, a 65-unit facility at 165 S. 300 East, will serve single men and women by providing stable housing and services to help address the issues that resulted in their homelessness. 

The new complex is the Road Home’s newest addition to its housing program which currently includes the 201-unit Palmer Court complex, the 32-unit Wendell Apartments, and hundreds more stand-alone supportive housing units and single-family dwellings throughout Salt Lake County.

Among those attending the grand opening were Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, David Damschen, president and CEO of Utah Housing Corporation, Michelle Flynn, executive director of the Road Home, Laurie Hopkins, executive director of Shelter the Homeless, and Becky Pickle, president of the Road Home’s board of trustees.