the Ogden Standard-Examiner, Wednesday, October 10, 1973 ISA by into a Emergency Housing Proposal Wins By GARRY J. MOES f Jennings Phillips said emergen-jof low-cost housing projects. it means the occupant simply LAKE CITY (AP)--If sentiment at a public legislative hearing late Tuesday afternoon is representative, opposition to emergency;, action on Utah's housing problems virtually doesn't exist. The hearing was conducted by the heads of two social services committees of the Utah Legislature and dealt with a handful of bills now being considered or soon expected to be introduced in the current .special session of the 40th Utah Legislature. channeling from the state to local authorities isn't nearly money being-proposed for I currently under development. ZERO RATE Salt Lake City Commissioner .enough to efficiently use for James Barker supported legis- new construction. He said the lation to give cities the author- city has located nearly .50 run-ijty to require delays in demoli- down units'.which it could reha-'tion to give tenants time to i_ Â·Â·Â»?Â» _jj _ ' - Â· ' . Â· Â· Â· Â° bilitate. relocate. He and Holbrook em- Brian.Sellers, director of the'phasized . repeatedly, that the Salt Lake County Housing Au-, Salt Lake area has a "zero va- thority, advocated emergency j ca ncy rate" in the below-$100 a leasing for. families and eiaerlyi mon th bracket, persons waiting for completion "When a unit is demolished, has no other place to go, Barker?said. Bill .Biggs, director of the Utah Housing 'Coalition, a prime force in the current push for housing legislation, praised the various proposals for their Dr. Sam Sessions, head of the housing division of the State Department of Community Affairs, reminded lawmakers Ho consider rural housing needs. He said loan guarantee programs do little to help welfare flexibility in meeting a variety families who can't afford to of housing needs. "Stop looking down on localities," Holbrook told legislators, urging that it was time to give local officials a chance to handle housing problems with adequate financial tools. buy homes. Sessions strongly advocated creation of a state housing agency to coordinate funding and administration of local I housing programs.