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 Action Plan

Salt Lake City's 2018 - 2019 Action Plan is the product of collaborative, strategic process that spans community partners, service providers, non-profit/for-profit housing developers, housing authorities, internal divisions/departments, and the input of our citizens. Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) has worked extensively to identify community development needs and establish goals that align funding streams, community priorities and city initiatives. This plan highlights many of the efforts to maximize and leverage the City's block grant allocations with other resources to build healthy and sustainable communities. 

2018 - 2019 Action Plan

Salt Lake City Housing Plan


On December 12 2017, the Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously to adopt Growing SLC: A Five-Year Housing Plan, the first housing plan since 2000. 

Growing SLC focuses on outlining a path to increase vibrancy in the Salt Lake housing market, provide security for vulnerable residents, and create equity in housing choice citywide.  

Growing SLC lays out a number of policy solutions which the Administration will focus on, including: updates to zoning code, preservation of long-term affordable housing, establishment of a significant funding source, stabilizing low-income tenants, innovation in design, partnerships and collaboration in housing, and equitable and fair housing.

Click the following links to view the Housing Plan:

Growing SLC - Executive Summary

Growing SLC - Housing Plan (No Attachments)

Growing SLC - Housing Plan



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 Cathie Rigby at Cathie.Rigby@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.

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Impact Fee Refund

Salt Lake City Corporation (the “City”) collected impact fees related to developments at, the properties listed below.  Under Utah law and City Code, the City must either spend or encumber the impact fees it collected within six years of collection, or refund the impact fees.  In this case, the City did not spend or encumber the fees within the six year period, and under Utah law, the City is required to refund these impact fees to the original owner(s) of the property. The City has attempted to find the original owners’ last known address, but it is no longer valid, so under Utah Code 11-36a-603(2)(c), the City is required to post notice on the City’s website stating the City’s intent to refund the impact fee to the original owners, as listed below.

This posting serves as the City’s notice of intent to refund the impact fees to the original owner under Utah Code 11-36a-603(c).

If you believe you are entitled to the impact fee refund as the original owner of the property you may request the impact fee refund. In order to receive the refund, you must, within twelve (12) months after the date of this posting, make a written request for a refund to the Director of Community and Economic Development, 451 South State Street, Room 445, P.O. Box 145488, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5488.  The written request must include certification that you are legally entitled to the refund as the original owner of the property. Examples of the certification could include a Deed or Mortgage Note.  Also include the Internal Reference # with your written request.

Please note that the City shall charge an administrative fee for verifying and computing the refund, and the fee will be the lesser of three percent (3%) of the amount of the refund or the City’s actual cost to verify and compute the refund.  See City Code 18.98.120(H). 

If the City’s Director of Community and Economic Development is in doubt as to whom to refund the impact fees to, the Director may deposit the disputed funds with an appropriate court for disposition as the court may determine.  See City Code 18.98120(C) and Utah Code 11-36a-603(2)(b)(ii).

You can view the refund address list here.

If you have any questions about the City’s process to refund impact fees that have not been spent or encumbered within six years of collection, please feel free to contact Holly Draney, Capital Improvement Program Specialist, at (801) 535-6150 Holly.Draney@SLCGOV.com

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