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.

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5000 Doors Initiative
"We are planning for the future to ensure that Salt Lake City is a place where everyone has an affordable place to call home."
 - Mayor Ralph Becker
5000 DOORS will respond to the City’s current challenges by utilizing new and collaborative strategies. Based on our identified affordability gap, increasing cost burden, past trends and projected resources, Salt Lake City has set the ambitious goal of developing, preserving and assisting 5,000 housing units over five years. Through public-private partnerships, Salt Lake City will work with community partners to expand housing opportunities throughout Salt Lake City.
Mayor Ralph Becker Announces HAND's New Housing Initiative
HAND Housing Survey

Salt Lake City is prioritizing housing and neighborhood development needs and wants to hear from you!

What does Salt Lake City need when it comes to housing and neighborhood development? More affordable housing? More parks and trails? Improved street infrastructure?
Your input will help direct housing and neighborhood development priorities!
Salt Lake City está priorizando necesidades de desarrollo de la vivienda y el barrio y quiere saber de usted!
¿Qué necesita Salt Lake City cuando se trata de desarrollo de la vivienda y el vecindario? Viviendas más asequibles? Más parques y senderos? Mejora de la infraestructura de la calle?
Su contribución nos ayudará a determinar prioridades de vivienda y desarrollo vecindario


The City Is Creating A New Housing Plan & We Want To Hear From You!
Homeless Services Strategy
In an ongoing effort to balance the unique needs of those experiencing homelessness and the needs of the community, Salt Lake City worked with internal and external partners to develop a Homeless Services 6-Point Strategy. 
This document is designed to guide the city’s efforts and enhance community collaboration as we work toward six major goals over the next 18 months. The six goals include efforts such as:
  • Housing
  • Services for homeless individuals
  • Public safety 
  • Community activities 
Click here for the complete Homeless Strategies.


Take A Look At Our Homeless Services 6-Point Strategy