Lloyd Pendleton


What if we could eliminate homelessness nationwide? 


After retiring from management positions at Ford Motor Company and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lloyd Pendleton began his second career as the Director of Utah’s Homeless Task Force in 2006. His goal: To functionally eliminate the state’s chronic homelessness problem within 10 years. Through Utah’s Housing First program, Lloyd prioritized providing the homeless with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly, and without conditions. With access to permanent, stable housing, individuals were better equipped to sustainably improve their wellbeing. The Housing First approach succeeded in reducing the number of homeless from 1,932 to 168 by 2016. Lloyd retired from state employment in June 2015, and has since been consulting with other states about different approaches to eliminate chronic homelessness.


Far From Finished: Utah's 5-Step Plan to Continue Helping the Homeless
Peak C. Nationswell. 2015.

Meet the Courageous Man Who Has Housed 1,393 Chronically Homeless Individuals in Utah

Peak C. NationsSwell. 2015.

Utah Set the Ambitious Goal to End Homelessness in 2015. It's Closer than Ever
Peak C. Nationswell. 2015.

The Homeless Homed

Duvernay A. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 2015.

Home Free?
Surowiecki J. The New Yorker. 2014.

State can give homeless a place to live, and save money
Drake K. Uinta County Herald. 2013.
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Homelessness Vanquisher