Salt Lake officials will travel to Washington, D.C., to accept an award April 5 in recognition of the Salt Lake Community Shelter and Resource Center.

The city is one of three national recipients of the Audrey Nelson Community Develpment Achievement Award given by the National Community Development Association.The award recognizes "exemplary use of (federal) community development block grants," said Bob Gore, special projects coordinator for the city's Capital Planning Department.

The city's $3.3 million homeless shelter was dedicated Nov. 18 and houses up to 31 families and 360 single men. Two-thirds of the project was financed from private donations while one-third came from government sources.

Accepting the award on the city's behalf will by City Councilwoman Roselyn Kirk; Patricia Cosgriff Dahl, a contributor to the shelter; Stephen Holbrook, shelter project coordinator; and Patrick Poulin, executive director of Traveler's Aid, the shelter operator.