Salt Lake County provides over $25 million in support to affordable housing

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 136affordable 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.