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 Housing Plan
Click the following links to view the Housing Plan:
To comment on the Housing Plan, please visit Open City Hall.
Public Hearing on Federally Funded Projects
A public hearing will be held before the Salt Lake City Council to accept comments on the 2017-18 proposed federally funded projects and activities. Prior to making funding decisions on the 2017-18 program year, the Salt Lake City Council will consider and review all comments received at the public hearing, as well as funding recommendations provided by Mayor Biskupski and citizen advisory boards.
To view the proposed projects and the Mayor's recommendations, click here.
To view the Council Hearing Flyer, in English and Spanish, click here.
For further information, contact Jennifer Schumann at Jennifer.Schumann@slcgov.com or 801-535-7276
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-535-7122.
Salt Lake City to launch innovative “start-up” housing and business project at 400 South and 300 East
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.
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Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission Approved Resolution