It’s clear that Salt Lake City – along with much of the county – is in a housing crisis.
City Council Members (who also serve as the Board of Directors of the City’s Redevelopment Agency, or RDA) are laser-focused on making a big impact to address this critical issue.
To do this, Council Members are combing through the City’s budgets, particularly the RDA budget, to identify unused or underutilized money that can be reallocated for housing initiatives. Here is what the City Council (RDA Board) is doing to fund Affordable Housing: View the Fact Sheet.
In an effort to boost the City’s affordable housing stock, the Salt Lake City Council – acting as the Redevelopment Agency Board of Salt Lake – voted to make up to $21 million available for housing opportunities at a variety of income levels. Additionally, the Board identified more than $11.5 million to purchase sites for homeless resource centers, which have yet to be selected. Read the full press release here.
In an unprecedented show of collaboration, City, County and State leaders presented a homeless services plan to address the complex needs of the homeless population. City Council Chair James Rogers, together with Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives Greg Hughes and County Mayor Ben McAdams presented a plan that includes:
“This is a great way for us to lead out,” said Council Chair Rogers, adding that the plan “is imminently and badly needed.” Read more.
NEW SALT LAKE CITY MEETING PORTAL
October 6, 2015 Agenda
September 22, 2015 Agenda
September 8, 2015 Agenda
September 2 – 4, 2015 Boulder/Denver, CO, Council Field Trip
September 1, 2015 Agenda
August 25, 2015 Agenda
August 18, 2015 Agenda
August 13, 2015 Agenda
August 4, 2015 Agenda
July 28, 2015 Agenda
July 21, 2015 Agenda
Summary of the October 4 City Council Meeting
Homeless Services Plan Advances
Summary of the September 20 City Council Meeting
Summary of the September 6 City Council Meeting
Summary of the August 16 Council Meeting
Council Makes Up to $21 Million Available for Housing
City Council’s Position on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Issues
Council Outlines Criteria of New Homeless Centers
Council Approves 2016-17 Annual Budget
Council Statement on Florida Shooting