Author Archives: K Marlo Yost

Kip Yost

K Marlo Yost


K Marlo Yost is a formerly homeless person now living with his wife in a small apartment in Salt Lake City. He has a Computer Science degree from Snow College.

thinking about homelessness in US

Former Homeless Man Shares Thoughts on Homelessness in USA

The Village Camp

While Utah Criminalizes Homeless People, Private Citizen Takes Action

End Homelessness

We Must Take Hard Actions to End Homelessness


Housing Vouchers Save Lives and Money

homeless woman sleeping on a park bench

Utah’s Strategy to Banish Homeless People Is Despicable

Man suffering from Mental Illness

Undiagnosed Mental Condition Leads to Stint with Homelessness

sad woman on restaurant bench

COVID-19 Spreads Among Salt Lake Homeless Population While Evictions ‘Proceed as Normal’

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Former Homeless Man Remembers Shelter Friend Who Later Disappeared

Salt Lake City Rescue Mission after Earthquake hit

Salt Lake City’s Homeless Population Faces Another Setback as Shelter Succumbs to Earthquake

Day Shelter Sinks

Coronavirus Looms as Utah Shelter Struggles to Provide Working Sinks for Homeless People

shelter wreckage

New ‘Resource Centers’  Leave Hundreds in the Cold

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Salt Lake City’s Homeless Relocation Plan Backfires

Man with beanie

Champagne: My Funny Homeless Neighbor

homeless shelter

My Life After the Homeless Shelter

the pigeon Man

The Pigeon Man: Judge Not Your Homeless Brother

free transit pass

Homeless Man’s Free Transit Pass Elicits Envious Reaction


Stories of Homeless People I’ve Met: The Dead Man