RadioACTive Summer Break: July 13, 2021

  • July 13, 2021
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Faith leaders call on SL County to spend $45M in ARPA money on affordable housing. More #songsofsummer.

Last week, outside the SL County Government Center, in triple-digit heat, the Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC) set up tents and invited Salt Lake County officials to come out and talk with them about the importance of building housing to end homelessness. Why? Over the next two years, Salt Lake County will receive $225 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. CORC believes County officials should dedicate 20% of that funding to the production of housing that would reduce homelessness in the county.

In addition to a follow-up interview with CORC’s Bill Tibbitts, RadioACTive shared the following voices from CORC's call to action:

  • Rev.  Brigette Weier, Our Saviors Lutheran Church
  • Ebony Tyler, Granger Community Christian Church
  • Rev. Curtis Price, First Baptist Church
  • Pastor Vinnetta Golphin-Wilkerson, Granger Community Christian Church

The Coalition of Religious Communities brings people together to learn about the causes of hunger and homelessness and to support policies that would reduce those forms of unnecessary suffering. To learn more and sign up for email alerts, click here.

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Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive Summer Break was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.