Tag: Affordable housing

The modern-day Tiny Tim

Macy Pingree is a policy intern with Alliance for a Better Utah. We have all heard the phrase, money doesn’t buy happiness. This saying can be traced back to the eighteen hundreds, so it is safe to say that it has been around for a while. While it has gone through subtle changes over the

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Commentary: Higher minimum wage will help workers and the economy

This commentary originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. In the next week or so, Congress will have the opportunity to give 488,000 working Utahns a substantial raise. The Raise the Wage Act will increase the wage to $15 an hour over the next six years to alleviate the rising economic stress

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New video launched highlighting homelessness crisis in Utah

(KUTV) — Crossroads Urban Center and Alliance for a Better Utah launched a video on social media Monday about the homelessness crisis in Utah. The video released outlines the growing affordable housing issue in Utah and asked the question about impacted Utahns, “where do they go?” Statistics in the video report a 40 percent increase

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