Salt Lake City is adopting a five year housing plan. How can the goals and objectives of the plan be prioritized to best serve the vision of a city where all residents, regardless of race, age, economic status, or physical ability can find a place to call home?
We proudly present Growing SLC: A Five Year Plan 2017-2021 as a response to the challenges facing our community and as a reflection of the City's commitment to enhancing livable, healthy neighborhoods that will endure for future generations. This five-year plan will help Salt Lake City address the root causes of affordability, create long-term solutions for increasing the housing stock, and expand opportunities throughout the City. Just as important, it will help address system-wide failures in the rental market and preserve existing units.
Why the Plan is Needed
Salt Lake City is growing. From 2010-2014, the city gained 4,400 new residents, doubling the pace of growth that was recorded between 2000 and 2010. Estimates anticipate that this growth will continue, adding an additional 30,000 residents by 2030. As the entire Wasatch Front region continues to grow, Salt Lake City needs to consider the needs of both existing residents and those hoping to move here.
Goals of the Plan
The following goals provide a structure for addressing these growing housing needs. Through these goals, Salt Lake City will work to remove local obstacles to housing development, address economic conditions that prevent the development and preservation of affordable housing, and support access to affordable housing for all Salt Lake City residents.
Goal 1: Reform City practices to promote a responsive, affordable, high-opportunity housing market.
Amend city regulations to provide flexibility so that different types of housing can be made available in all areas of the city
Goal 2: Increase housing opportunities for cost-burdened households.
Create housing that is affordable to very low income residents, and find funding sources to preserve affordable housing into the future
Goal 3: Build a more equitable city.
Housing choices for all people, regardless of race, age, economic status or physical ability
Provide your Feedback
Objectives for achieving each of the above goals are outlined in the plan. Please take a few moments to review the goals and objectives of the Housing Plan and help us set priorities, by clicking on the blue "take the survey" button below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.