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Author: Eric S. Peterson

Eric S. Peterson is the executive director of the Utah Investigative Journalism Project, a non-profit, public service journalism and educational resource for the state and region. He has been an investigative reporter in Utah for the past decade and gained acclaim for breaking major stories about pay-to-play corruption allegations at the Utah Attorney General’s Office years before his competition.

Co-published with Salt Lake City WeeklyCritics say a lack of trust between police and the homeless community is to blame for an unsolved homicide in Utah.

Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. New guidance from the Department of the Treasury clarifies funding is meant to ‘achieve housing stability.’

Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. Tenants of a Utah apartment complex said property managers “wouldn’t fix anything,” while increasing the rent and filing lawsuits against …

Co-published with The Salt Lake TribuneThe state will continue paying landlords for application assistance but stop funding advocacy groups.

Co-published with The Salt Lake Tribune. Eviction notices can be a tactic of harassment or intimidation, renters and activists say.

Co-published with the Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah could use federal funds for eviction prevention programs—instead of just paying landlords’ legal …

Co-published with the Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake TribuneIn too many cases eviction adds to the trauma of abuse victims and families struggling …

Co-published with the Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake TribuneUnder the new law, Utah landlords will have to disclose fees that were previously hidden in …

Co-published with the Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake Tribune. Know what you’re agreeing to before you sign the dotted line.

Co-published with the Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake TribuneLandlords deny the existence of a ‘black list,’ but renters have experienced run-ins that make …

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