Eviction expungement guide distributed to needy families for the holidays

Eviction expungement guide distributed to needy families for the holidays
(Ben Tecumseh DeSoto| The Utah Investigative Journalism Project. Volunteers move frozen turkeys with grocery bags filled with packaged dinner sides. Also inside the bag, is a Utah Investigative Journalism Project report on evictions).

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 the holiday turkey meal kits.

The guide, available in English and Spanish, walks readers through in simple terms the process for taking advantage of a new law that allows Utahns to petition the court to have old evictions wiped off their records for free.

Crossroads Urban Center and Harmons have worked together since 1997 delivering holiday turkeys to help fight hunger over the holidays.

We also would like to thank the Economic Hardship Reporting Project for funding the “How to erase your eviction” guide, our media partner the Salt Lake City Weekly for running the story and University of Utah students Silvia Nuila and Frank Regalado for their contributions to the report as well!

If you appreciate the work we’re doing now is a great time to donate. We have been accepted into #NewsMatch 2022 so all donations are being matched through Dec. 31. To make a tax-deductible donation visit utahinvestigative.org/donate.

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