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'I don't plan on going back'

A Salt Lake woman leaves her painful past behind after she gets off the street and moves into her own apartment

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 15, 2014

~~<p>The 17 months that Christie Higu&shy;chi has spent in her Salt Lake studio have given the formerly chronically homeless woman a new lease on life.</p>
<p>Higuchi said her life changed for the better that October day in 2012 when social workers walked up to her on a Chinatown street and handed her the keys to her studio. Higu&shy;chi said it was like she had won the lottery, only better, when they told her that she had been selected to participate in the Housing First pilot program that aims to provide permanent housing to the state's most chronically homeless individuals.</p>
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The 17 months that Christie Higu­chi has spent in her Salt Lake studio have given the formerly chronically homeless woman a new lease on life.

Higuchi said her life changed for the better that October day in 2012 when social workers walked up to her on a Chinatown street and handed her the keys to her studio. Higu­chi said it was like she had won the lottery, only better, when they told her that she had been selected to participate in the Housing First pilot program that aims to provide permanent housing to the state's most chronically homeless individuals. Login for more...



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