For two years in a row, affordable housing has been voted a top priority by the Council. Council Members have already designated $21 million for use on this issue.
Now, a draft of the citywide Housing Plan, called Growing SLC, is before the Council. The plan is intended to serve as a guide for increasing the housing supply, expanding housing opportunities throughout the city, addressing systemic failures in the rental market, and preserving existing units in order to make Salt Lake City a place where all residents, current and prospective, regardless of race, age, economic status, or physical ability can call home.
Your feedback is key to shaping the proposed Housing Plan as the Council and Mayor make funding decisions and guide growth in our neighborhoods. Read the plan, supporting documents and the latest Council staff report and give your feedback on Open City Hall, the city’s online forum.
More discussion planned in a Work Session briefing on December 12. A vote is possible on December 12, too.
Funding housing projects from the set-aside $21 million is a separate, ongoing discussion. Currently, there are a few proposals for the Council to consider. Discussions about funding specific housing projects are also occurring now on both the Council and RDA meetings.
Policy proposals over the five-year period of this Housing Plan focus on: