September 20, 2021 — Earlier this month, Salt Lake City remembered September 11th. We honor those whose lives were lost and reflect on the acts of heroism and humanity in the hours, days and years that followed.
It is also Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th – October 15th; additionally, September 14, 2021 was officially Support Latino Business Day in SLC. Together, let’s shop, support and spotlight the significant contributions of Latinx workers, entrepreneurs, and business owners to our local economy and the country! Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.
Salt Lake City’s Housing Stability Department is committed to developing programs that assist low-income residents and neighborhoods, and increasing inclusiveness and equity across all areas of the City. To meet these goals, SLC utilizes public funds including annual federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To best determine how these HUD funds should be spent in 2022-2023, we need your feedback! Take the survey here.
Additionally, there are still housing assistance resources available for renters and people with mortgages. More information is available at rentrelief.utah.gov.
Thanks to the SLC Fire Department (SLCFD) for your service to Salt Lake City and for honoring the 343 New York City firefighters and thousands of other Americans who didn’t make it home on September 11, 2001.
Based on technical analysis, community feedback, and Stakeholder collaboration, the Salt Lake City Transportation project team has developed a new Vision for the 600/700 North corridor. The ideas in this Vision are a combination of the 3 Concepts presented in spring 2021, adapting key features of each. This Vision applies design ideas in ways that work for the context of different segments of the corridor. Some of the highlights include protected bike lanes, crossing improvements, landscaping and median improvements, and new bus stops and service. Learn more and take the survey to share your thoughts about this new Vision here!
As Mayor Mendenhall said, “Our alleyways are a tremendous and underutilized City asset that I’ve long wanted to help neighbors positively activate.” Earlier this month, Mayor Mendenhall and City Council Member Mano joined residents of Liberty Wells to kick off Salt Lake City’s first Alleyway Pilot Program . Construction on the 850-foot alley in the Liberty Wells neighborhood will increase functionality for the adjoining residents as well as the communities the alley connects. The $200,000 Alleyway Pilot Program was funded by the 2018 voter-approved Funding Our Future bond.
And don’t forget, we are continuing to post a regular social media and video update about all the bond-funded street reconstruction projects happening this season. Just follow @SLCmoves on Facebook and Twitter. You can also watch the latest video on YouTube here.