So we learn this week that City Creek Reserve, a real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is planning a new 28-story office tower in downtown Salt Lake City. Today I read that “Housing advocates say Utah suffers from a lack of housing affordable at all income levels — whether apartments or single-family homes — but particularly for those making below-average wages. Officials with Salt Lake City, for example, say the area needs at least 7,500 rental units affordable to low-income renters making $20,000 yearly or less.” Meanwhile, our homeless population (many who are employed) grows literally in the shadows of City Creek developments.
What would Jesus do?
Christine B. Helfrich, Millcreek