SALT LAKE CITY — It went down to the wire, but the Salt Lake City Council has budgeted up to $280,000 to operate an overflow shelter downtown for people experiencing homelessness.

The shelter, to be set up nightly in Catholic Community Services of Utah‘s St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, opened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Beds in the Road Home are already in short supply; with colder temperatures hitting Salt Lake City, more are needed. Salt Lake City Council allocated $280,000 for overflow at St. Vincent de Paul, next to The Road home.