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Salt Lake County Regional Development News

Salt Lake County Provides over $25 Million in Support to Affordable Housing

May 03, 2023

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The County Council Approves Funding for More Than 1500 Units Recommended by the Housing Trust Fund Selection Committee and Mayor Wilson

Today, Salt Lake County provided funding to 17 projects that will build critically needed affordable housing within the County. This funding assures that more than 1,500 affordable units will be preserved and/or newly constructed by the end of 2026. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson expressed her enthusiasm for the initiative: “The lack of affordable housing is among the most pressing issues our county faces. These funds will allow over 1,500 individuals and families to have new or renovated safe and affordable places to live.  Housing is a critical lifeline for all and Salt Lake County is proud to support our community through this important investment.”

Recipients of these funds include the following projects which were recommended by the Housing Trust Fund Selection Committee:

  • 515 Tower (phase I), 515 E 100 S, Salt Lake City – Reutilizing an old office building into co-working, retail, and affordable housing spaces
  • 9Ten West, 910 W North Temple Street, Salt Lake City – Transit-oriented six-story affordable multifamily development
  • Alliance House, 1805 S Main Street, Salt Lake City – Demolish old motel to construct affordable apartments
  • Citizens West 2-4. 509 W 300 N, Salt Lake City – Phases of a transit-oriented, carbon-neutral development and creation of micro neighborhood
  • East 72, 380 E. Fort Union Blvd, Midvale – This development includes the demolition of twelve (12) duplexes built in the early 1980s that have been converted from public housing through HUD's Section 18 disposition process
  • The Howick, 4101 S Howick Street, Millcreek – Five-story townhouse unit building 
  • Liberty Corner 4% and 9%, 1265 S 300 W, Salt Lake City – Family-oriented community with a number of large family-sized units
  • MODA Griffin Apartments, 380 E. Fort Union Blvd, Midvale – Apartment complex with 136 affordable units, restricted for residents earning average 60% average median income
  • The Morrissey, 4047 S West Temple, Millcreek – New affordable apartment development for seniors
  • New City Plaza Apartments, 1966 S 1992 S 200 E, Salt Lake City – Continued housing for seniors and those with disabilities
  • Platform 1500, 1512 S 300 W, Salt Lake City – New housing development for very low-income renters
  • Project Open 3, 529 W 400 N, Salt Lake City – Transit-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income development
  • Recovery Housing Project, 518 E 600 S, Salt Lake City – Acquire and rehabilitate housing for those with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental conditions
  • Silos Affordable, 515 S 500 W, Salt Lake City - Affordable housing project part of a mixed use 8.5-acre redevelopment of the Silos Block

“The housing struggles that our residents face have become a daily discussion.” County Council Member Laurie Stringham said. “It is an honor for us on Salt Lake County Council to partner on this important investment and make an immediate impact on those affected by the housing situation."

Mayor Wilson emphasized that this funding is only part of the solution for addressing the affordable housing crisis in Salt Lake County. She thanked local governments across Salt Lake County who are working together to develop innovative solutions that can help reduce costs, increase access to capital, streamline regulations, and incentivize developers who build quality affordable homes across all communities.

Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Public Comment Period Now Open: $6.2 Million Would Be Available in Housing Assistance to Assist Vulnerable Populations

February 09, 2023

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Community input needed to craft HOME ARP allocation proposal.

The Salt Lake County Housing and Community Development Department is seeking public comment on its proposal to allocate federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP).

This federal funding would allow the County to distribute $6,213,428.00 to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing and shelter and services for specific qualifying populations.

Eligible qualifying populations (QPs) include homeless people, those at risk of homelessness, and those fleeing (or attempting to flee) domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

Other populations who do not qualify under those situations but meet one of the following criteria can also be eligible:

  • Other families requiring services of housing assistance to prevent homelessness
  • Those at greatest risk of housing instability

These funds can only be used to:

  • Produce or preserve affordable housing
  • Provide Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Provide supportive services, including services such as homeless prevention services and housing counseling
  • Purchase and develop non-congregate shelter or can be converted to; emergency shelter, permanent housing, or affordable housing.

The public comment period is open from February 9 - March 10th, 2023.

Comments can be submitted via email to or mailed to Housing and Community Development, PO Box 144575, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575.

The Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development strives to meet the needs of all county residents by providing quality programs that promote stability and self-sufficiency while offering meaningful opportunities for public input and engagement. This public comment period is just one way that we are working with the residents of Salt Lake County to ensure that these resources are being utilized to serve eligible populations best.

Public Hearing: Salt Lake County is seeking community input for more than $6.2 million dollars available in funding to address housing, shelter, and services under the Home Investment Partnership Program.

January 30, 2023

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Community input needed to craft HOME ARP allocation proposal.

Salt Lake County, UT – The Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development needs community input as it crafts its HOME ARP allocation proposal. This proposal will determine the use of  $6,213,428.00 in federal funding meant to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, State and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

This public hearing is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about the HOME ARP program, including what activities are eligible, the amount of funds that are available, and who will qualify.

Funds must address the need for housing, shelter and services to specific populations (QPs). These four QPs are:

  • Homeless Individuals
  • Those at risk of Homelessness
  • Individuals Fleeing, or attempting to Flee, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, or Human Trafficking
  • Other populations who do not qualify under any of the populations above but meet one of the following criteria:
    • Other Families Requiring Services of Housing Assistance to Prevent Homelessness
    • Those At Greatest Risk of Housing Instability

These funds can only be used to:

  • Produce or preserve affordable housing
  • Provide Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Provide supportive services, homeless prevention services, and housing counseling
  • Purchase and develop non-congregate shelter or can be converted to; emergency shelter, permanent housing, or affordable housing

The Public Hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 · 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Salt Lake County will be hosting a hybrid Public Hearing which will include options for both in-person and virtual attendance via WebEx. 

  • In-Person Attendance: County Council Chambers, 2001 South State Street, First Floor, North Building, Room N1-100.

The Salt Lake County Government Center is ADA accessible. Accessible parking and entrance are available on the east side of the north building.  Accessible parking is also available on the east side of the south building. 

 Virtual Attendance: Join from the Webex meeting link

Meeting number (access code): 2489 403 9423

Meeting password: Vawk2CzVJ72

Join by phone at 1-213-306-3065 United States Toll

Following the Public Hearing, a separate Public Notice will be posted announcing the start of the Public Comment Period which will be open for a 30-day period.  The Salt Lake County HOME-ARP Allocation Proposal will be released at the start of the Public Comment period. The public comment period will begin on or about February 9, 2023.



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Utah Mortgage Assistance Available for Those Impacted by Covid-Related Incidents

January 05, 2023

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Final Call for Emergency Rental Assistance Applications: ERA Portal Closing

Salt Lake County, UT – The Department of Workforce Services has announced the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Portal will stop accepting and providing applications on February 5th, 2023. Applications received before this date will be eligible for ERA funding.  No applications will be accepted after February 4th at 11:59PM. 

“With rental assistance coming to an end on February 5th, residents who are still in need of financial assistance to pay their rent and utilities should submit an application before the 5th.  Many County residents have been impacted by the challenges of the past few years and the federal emergency rental assistance funds have been critical in helping Utahns stay in their homes. More than 42,000 Salt Lake County families were able to pay their rents through this program and the County will continue to provide support through our other programs, like our Salt Lake County Stability Fund." - Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson

Since March 15, 2021,  the partnership between Salt Lake County, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, and Salt Lake City provided $155 million in direct rental payment assistance to keep families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Salt Lake County Stability Fund is a set of programs designed to provide assistance to residents who are facing housing instability and/or evictions.  The fund has 3 initiatives: 

  • A legal representation and consultation program that provides pro bono legal representation to county residents facing eviction.  Residents may contact Utah Legal Services or People’s Legal Aid for services. 
  • An emergency Case Management and Mediation program for residents who have received a 3 day-pay-or-vacate notice, or an eviction notice.  Residents may contract Utah Community Action for services. 
  • Hiring a Housing Asset Manager position to help determine the availability of housing within the County and to develop relationships with local landlords.