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For Utah renters, a 3-day eviction notice often shows up before federally mandated 30-day notice
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For Utah renters, a 3-day eviction notice often shows up before federally mandated 30-day notice

The following story was written by Eric S. Peterson and Jennifer Greenlee and was supported by funding from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.   In January 2020 Albert Stringer’s landlord started posting eviction notices against him — not for...

Three ways Utah could reinvent evictions
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Three ways Utah could reinvent evictions

The following story was supported by The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Every state that received its share of the $46.5 billion in federal Emergency Rental Relief has also designated a certain portion of funds that could be used for special...

Is Utah misusing federal funding intended to help renters by paying landlord legal fees?
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Is Utah misusing federal funding intended to help renters by paying landlord legal fees?

The following story was supported by The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and reported by Eric S. Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Ashley Beamer was walking her dog outside her Holladay apartment one night last April when the light from her phone reflected off something strange in...

‘I’m scared to death of being out on the street’– Utah mobile home park begins clearing out residents
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‘I’m scared to death of being out on the street’– Utah mobile home park begins clearing out residents

The following story was written by Cathy McKitrick and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Layton • After receiving notices to vacate their homes by year’s end, more than a dozen cash-strapped residents of the Cedarwood Mobile Home Park face an uncertain future, and some fear being...

Foothill: Residents outraged over proposed Lamplighter Square project of five-story apartment complex
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Foothill: Residents outraged over proposed Lamplighter Square project of five-story apartment complex

The following story was reported by Eric Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. The East Bench Community Council’s November 2020 Zoom meeting was so packed that residents were doubling up on computers to allow others in. In the hot square in the middle was Mark Isaac, a representative of...