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.
Salt Lake City is prioritizing housing and neighborhood development needs and wants to hear from you!
Salt Lake City’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and First-Year Action Plan is the product of a collaborative process to identify housing and community development needs and to establish goals, priorities and strategies to address those needs. The plan provides a framework for maximizing and leveraging the City's block grant allocations to build healthy and sustainable communities that better focus funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formula block grant programs, including CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA.
The Salt Lake City Council has adopted allocations for the City’s 2015-2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. Funding allocations are subject to the approval of Salt Lake City’s 2015-16 Action Plan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Allocated funds represent a $5,416,507 investment into the community to support housing opportunities, public service programs, and neighborhood improvements for low and moderate-income residents.
The project will consist of a complete renovation of the historic Northwest Pipleine Building (also known as the former Public Safety Building) and construction of new buildings on the 2.7-acre site. Components are envisioned to include:
The development will be anchored by a mix of market-rate and affordable housing. High-quality units will expand housing opportunities for families of various incomes and sizes.
A component of the housing mix will be permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who have experienced a housing crisis. Through the permanent supportive housing model, affordable housing units are linked to supportive services to assist tenants with barriers to housing stability, thereby allowing tenants to live independently and improve the quality of their lives.
A dieverse mix of commercial space will complement and enhance the surrouding neighborhood. Commercial uses may include retail, dining, entertainment, office, and services.
For a copy of the public presentation given on July 29th on the details of this project please click here.