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it During the hearing, a straw vote of the 200 persons attending showed support for being proposed to remedy low- cost housing shortages. near unanimous every measure in a TTTu T?* 50 " * areas and Salt Lake County's 20 spar- TOOK TOUR The hearing was preceded by a two-hour luncheon tour of of he never it keep kling new public housing units. The tour was conducted by Steve Holbrook, chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Salt Lake City Housing Authority, and attended by more than half of Utah's lawmakers. Other legislators have taken similar tours in recent months. Meanwhile, the State House of Representatives received a bill to amend a measure passed earlier this year. to show the legislature's intent that $3 million in federal revenue sharing money should be channeled into housing programs. The $3 million was originally to go for Provo-Jordan River Parkway which would receive an equal amount from state surplus funds if rechanneling for housing is approved. The tour appeared to be an eye-opener for many legislators; who were heard repeatedly to utter comments such as "This is unbelieveable' slum .: areas, comments of ' while touring Corresponding delight were heard during the tour of the bright new public housing units near Harmony Park in Salt County. i CAME LATER Nearly all of the testimony the project the hearing later came from state and local offi- cials involved in housing when a list of citizen's wish- onHa/i +t\ OT\AOL- ;« tnt-n^t* laVOr ' °f thera varioUS housing pr °P° s ' White n. 60 als, Rep. Beverly White, D- suggested a vote be, among the audience on each remedial .concept. Most measures received total sup- found to an agreeable group, I can't believe it," said hearing chairman, Rep. Milly O b e r h a n s l e y Kearsn. The audience included representatives of poor people's and tenant's .. organizations, apartment owner associations, real estate firms, government agencies, legislators, ordinary citizens arid others. Among the concepts endorsed were: --A $3 million emergency appropriation of state money to local housing authorities for the' sistance to low-income households. rather than state, by Blaine for Kirkman, mayor REQUIRE DELAY --Authority for local governments to require developers to delay demolition of low-cost housing for a time long enough to allow occupants to find suitable substitute housing. --Creation of a state housing agency if it did not interfere with the emergency housing programs be proposed during the special session. --Flexibility in housing programs to include construction of new units, rent supplement, self-help and government-directed rehabilitation programs, government-financed emergency leasing, loan guarantees by local governments similar to Federal Housing and Veterans Administration programs. Salt Lake City Commissioner

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 10 Oct 1973, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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