Housing Opportunities Dashboard

Funding Our Future sales tax revenue is helping Salt Lake City residents with long term and short-term housing assistance programs. The City’s housing plan, Growing SLC lays out several solutions and policies to help establish Salt Lake City as a place for a growing diverse population to find housing opportunities that are safe, secure, and enrich lives and communities. Affordable housing is a necessity in our community—for seniors, students, and other income-eligible families and individuals. And as Salt Lake City continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, funding for these housing programs has been key in assisting some of our community’s most vulnerable during this difficult time.

Housing Opportunities Update

Salt Lake City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Division, and in some cases the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), is implementing the following housing program(s):

  • Shared Housing (managed by The Road Home) provides landlord services, case management, and roommate matching for homeless individuals who are at or below 40% AMI (Area Median Income).
  • House 20 (managed by The Road Home) continues to be a successful program for single men and women experiencing homelessness who have frequent interactions with emergency services and homeless service providers.
  • HAND is working on the following newly funded programs to assist our community with housing assistance, especially in response to the greater need due to the COVID pandemic
    • Rapid Re-Housing (managed by The Road Home)
    • Rental Assistance (managed by Asian Association of Utah, Catholic Community Services, and Utah Community Action)
    • Mortgage Assistance (managed by Community Development Corporation of Utah and NeighborWorks Salt Lake)
  • HAND continues to work with various community partners on a rental assistance program (managed by Alliance House, Asian Association of Utah, Odyssey House, Utah Community Action, Valley Behavioral Health, International Rescue Committee Utah, YWCA Utah, First Step House, and Alliance House).  Individuals, such as those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness or those experiencing a temporary financial crisis, can receive assistance and case management to assist them.
  • The McKinney-Vento Housing Program (managed by Utah Community Action) is designed to address housing instability for homeless school-aged children.  This program has stabilized 6 families consisting of 29 individuals.  The goal of this program is to limit unplanned school mobility and provide continuity in learning for students.
  • The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program (managed by Volunteers of America Utah) provides intense supportive services and housing assistance for those who are severely and persistently mentally ill.
  • Salt Lake City’s Community Land Trust (CLT) make homes perpetually affordable.  There are currently 9 properties in the CLT.  The program reduces the cost of home ownership significantly, decreasing the purchase price of a home by removing the land cost from the total mortgage price.
  • The Down Payment Assistance Program (managed by CDCU and IRC Utah) aids qualifying households in purchasing a home.
  • The Landlord Assurance program mitigates perceived risks related to renting to low-income clients. Agency will recruit eligible landlords, provide tenant financial assistance, landlord financial assistance, and provide tenant education. Households served will be at or below 60% AMI.
  • The Landlord Tenant Mediation program provides financial resources to avoid eviction, and where necessary, provide a mediator to assist clients through an eviction process. GrowingSLC identified the need to focus on building a more equitable city through the prevention and elimination of housing discrimination and promoting fair housing practices.
  • Land Discounts & Financing provides low cost financial assistance to incentivize development and preservation of affordable housing within Salt Lake City.

Updated August 2020

Housing Update Year 1 & Year 2 July 2020

2020-2021 Sales Tax Revenue Budget: Affordable Housing

The budget information below is for fiscal year 2020-2021.

ProjectsProject DescriptionAdopted
Budget
Census CoordinatorContinue to fund a Census Coordinator for the 2020 Census and help gain an accurate count of our community. Census data determines federal affordable housing and community development funding to the City.$83,310

Community Development Grant CoordinatorContinue to fund a Community Development Grant Coordinator that manages all Funding Our Future housing programs.$99,408
Additional Planner

Continue to fund a planning position that manages housing-related zoning changes.$107,333

Shared Housing Opportunities ProgramThe Shared Housing Program looks to match up homeless roommates and provide case management and housing services to those who are at or below 40% AMI. Individuals served are currently homeless.$100,000
New House 20 ProgramContinue to fund program to place the 20 highest users of emergency services into stable housing.$250,000
Incentivized Rent Assistance Program (Transfer to Housing Fund)Continue to fund an assistance program to stabilize low-income renters using best practices and an outcome-based approach, to help prevent homelessness.$900,000
Service Model Program for Most Vulnerable Populations (Transfer to Housing Fund)Continue to support housing programs for individuals with mental illness and children experiencing homelessness.$200,000

Community Land Trust (Transfer to Housing Fund)

Expand the number of homes placed in Community Land Trust, a pilot program which permanently secures land to make single-family homes more affordable.$500,000
Marketing Home Ownership Programs (Transfer to Housing Fund)Fund marketing for home ownership programs.$300,000

Mortgage Assistance Program (Transfer to Housing Fund)Assist with mortgage payments to help individuals stay in their units. $500,000
Landlord Assurance ProgramWorks to mitigate perceived risks related to renting to low-income clients. Agency will recruit eligible landlords, provide tenant financial assistance, landlord financial assistance, and provide tenant education.$350,000
Landlord Tenant MediationProvide financial resources to avoid eviction, and where necessary, provide a mediator to assist clients through an eviction process. In all cases, case management will be provided.$300,000
Land Discounts & FinancingProvide low cost financial assistance to incentivize development and preservation of affordable housing within Salt Lake City.$2,590,000
Total:$6,280,051
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