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Published: Saturday, Feb. 23 2013 8:33 p.m. MST

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Lasvegaspam
Henderson, NV

"There are so many ingredients, and it's all of them working together — a very active board, an incredible staff, volunteers, the community support, all of it. Invariably, anyone from Utah who's in this line of work understands how remarkable the level of collaboration is in this state from agency to agency, from all the providers, from every level of government. That's something that sets Utah apart," Matt Minkevitch stated.

What also sets Utah apart is its high number of Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and their culture/beliefs.

If the common thread of all these many individuals Mr. Minkevitch named is that they are members of that group, I sure would like to have read that fact, as well.

ER in AF
Baghdad, 00

LVpam- I am Mormon too, but I think you need to hear what he said. He said every group, every person, every entity is needed to be successful. A body needs both red and white blood cells. My Dad was an accountant at a car dealership. The salesmen always got the glory, but my Dad always reminded me the salesmen could not make a go of it with out an accountant, a parts manager and a mechanic etc.

Put your shoulder to the wheel, praise others, and look to the goal.

ThornBirds
St.George, Utah

Many good people from all walks of life, religiously affiliated or not, are working on this and other important social issues. Helping the less fortunate comes in many colors, ethnicities, philosophies, and religions.
It is wise to always remember that.

JSB
Sugar City, ID

I think it's great that Utah is doing such a good job. How is this program funded? Donations from individuals, state or local grants (taxpayer), different organizations (Catholic charities, LDS, other churches, other organizations). How much of the labor is volunteer and how much is paid?

George
Bronx, NY

While I agree it is wonderful it is far from a new idea. Housing first has been going on in the east for two decades and had nor has anything to do with one particular Utah religion.

1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

The "how" has been left out of this piece. How are they funded?

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@iaggie

the road home is funded through private donations, why?

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