Housing & Neighborhood Development (HAND)

The Housing and Neighborhood Development division administers a wide variety of housing and community development programs that contribute to the quality of life, affordability and sustainability of Salt Lake City's diverse neighborhoods, and support State goals to eliminate chronic homelessness. The Division partners with a variety of non-profit, governmental and lending agencies using City, private and federal funds for these purposes. The Division also oversees fair housing laws and monitors grants received by the City.

Click here to learn more about HAND's vision, mission, and goals along with the market studies that drive them.



2018-2019 Federal Grant Applications Now Available (CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA)

Each year, Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development accepts applications for Community Development  Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS. These federally funded grants are available to non-profit agencies, city departments, and community-based organizations.  More information on these grants is available here.

Applications for the 18-19 funding year will be publicly available on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 through ZoomGrants. Agencies interested in applying can start the application through this link. Questions regarding applicability should be directed to Jennifer Schumann. A guidebook for the application process is available here. Applications are due Thursday, October 5, 2017.


Training Information:


Online Training:

August 31, 2017

Training to be made available via HAND website and ZoomGrants


In Person Training:

September 14, 2017

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

City & County Building

451 South State Street, Rm 126

Application Office Hours:

September 25 – 27, 2017

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Live through JoinMe

Phone #: 801-448-0006

Access Code: 403-833-761

Link: www.join.me//jennifer.schumann






Salt Lake City's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is open for public comment. This document includes results and highlights from grant funds spent during the 2016-2017 program year.

Salt Lake City will be accepting comments on this document from Friday, September 8, 2016 to 5PM on Friday, September 22, 2017.

Comments must be made in writing and submitted to Sean Murphy, Housing Program & Policy Manager, at Sean.Murphy@slcgov.com.

Please click here to view the CAPER.


2017-18 Salt Lake City Action Plan

Every five years the City creates a consolidated plan. This plan lays out the goals and direction for the City over those five years. Every year the City creates an action plan to further those goals on a yearly basis. These reports are then submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) who sign off on our goals and hold us accountable. The City has officially submitted the new action plan for 2017-18. You can view the 2017-18 Action Plan here


Salt Lake City Housing Plan

Click the following links to view the Housing Plan:

Growing SLC - Executive Summary

Growing SLC - Housing Plan (No Attachments)

Growing SLC - Housing Plan

To comment on the Housing Plan, please visit Open City Hall.


Salt Lake City Community Land Trust

As Salt Lake City enacts the Housing Plan, the Community Land Trust will be used as a mechanism to retain affordable housing and keep it affordable today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. The Trust acts as a steward that preserves affordable housing on behalf of the community by removing land from the private speculative market and leasing it at an affordable, below market rate. This model can be used to protect the affordability of both rental units and single-family homes. Over the first year, City owned property will be placed in the Trust to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income households making no more than 80% of area median income. The structure will be sold to an income eligible household, while the land remains in the Trust and is leased to the homeowner at below market rates. Even as ownership of the structure changes hands, the land always remains in the Trust to ensure affordability for future generations. The Community Land Trust addresses long-term affordable housing issues ranging from homelessness to homeownership by providing affordable rental units as well as affordable opportunities to transition into homeownership. More information to come about eligibility and how to apply. 

For further information, please contact Katie Milligan at katie.milligan@slcgov.com or 801-535-7122.


Salt Lake City's Handyman Program

Salt Lake City is now offering assistance with small household repairs to seniors and persons with disabilities.  To qualify, the occupants must qualify as a senior (62 years of age and older) or must have a disability recognized under federal guidelines and the household income must be below 80% of median income.  The applicant must own the property to be repaired.

Click here for more information.

Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission Approved Resolution 

Future Scenarios
Information Packet