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Eviction expungement guide distributed to needy families for the holidays
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Eviction expungement guide distributed to needy families for the holidays

This Thanksgiving Harmons Neighborhood Grocer held its annual turkey giveaway in collaboration with the low-income advocates of the Crossroads Urban Center, who helped distribute over 3,000 turkeys to needy families. The Utah Investigative Journalism Project was honored to contribute to the event by having our recent “How to erase your eviction record” guide included in...

Public help needed identifying suspects from video for SLC Cold Case
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Public help needed identifying suspects from video for SLC Cold Case

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project has obtained video of two suspects of a hotel robbery in Draper, on October 11, 2021, who may have knowledge of the murder of Joseph Salas. The Utah Investigative Journalism Project reported on Salas’ death this summer in an article exploring the lack of trust between Salt Lake City’s unsheltered...

How to erase your eviction record in Utah (in English and Español)
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How to erase your eviction record in Utah (in English and Español)

By Eric S. Peterson, Silvia Nuila and Frank Regalado The following story was supported by funding from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Salt Lake City Weekly. (Para leer el texto en español vaya a la mitad del artículo.) Have you ever been evicted? Do...

Utah helped landlords, not renters. How that’s changing.
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Utah helped landlords, not renters. How that’s changing.

The following 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 2021, a spokesperson for the Department of the Treasury was surprised to learn that Utah was using federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) money to pay landlords’...