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Homeless shelter designations released for Salt Lake, South Salt Lake

Shelter designations released for Salt Lake, South Salt Lake (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) The population use for the new planned homeless shelters in Salt Lake City has been decided.

Alyson Heyrend, spokeswoman for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, said the designations were decided Thursday at a homeless commission meeting. She said the shelter for men will be the in South Salt Lake. The city was opposed to the shelter, previously announced for 3380 S., 1000 West.

The shelter for only women will be on 700 South, between State Street and 200 East, where a Deseret Industries is currently located. The shelter with a mixed population of men and women will be on High Avenue in Salt Lake City. That shelter is expected to house mostly men.

A spokesman for Salt Lake City mayor's office said the city has known for some time that Salt Lake would contain the all-women's shelter and the mixed-population shelter while the all-men's shelter would be outside of the city.

City and county leaders have been involved in a controversial process to move the current single homeless shelter to several locations where they hope to better help those who are homeless and break up what many consider an eye sore and a hub for drug and criminal activity.

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