Funding Our Future sales tax revenue is helping Salt Lake City residents with long term and short-term housing assistance programs. The City’s most recent 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. Funding for housing programs has been key in assisting some of our community’s most vulnerable since the COVID pandemic began.
Salt Lake City’s Housing Stability Division and the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) are implementing the following housing program(s):
The budget information below is for fiscal year 2020-2021.
|Census Coordinator||Continue 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 Coordinator||Continue to fund a Community Development Grant Coordinator that manages all Funding Our Future housing programs.||$98,963
|Additional Planner||Continue to fund a planning position that manages housing-related zoning changes.||$118,794
|Shared Housing Opportunities Program||The 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 Program||Continue 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 Program||Works 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 Mediation||Provide 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 & Financing||Provide low cost financial assistance to incentivize development and preservation of affordable housing within Salt Lake City.||$2,590,000|