Statewide Assessment Shows Affordable Housing Gaps

The 2016 Affordable Housing Assessment and Plan reveals details on the rental housing needs for low-income Utahns. “We are excited about this new resource to help address the serious need for more affordable housing in Utah,” says Lt. Governor Spencer Cox. “Simply put, affordable housing is a necessity for strong families and communities.” Two-thirds of rental households in Utah are considered low income. That’s a total of 264,000 rental units. Extremely low income households are the fastest growing group and the report shows a shortage of nearly 39,000 units of affordable housing for those in this category. The Division of Workforce Services supports using this new assessment and plan to meet the needs of affordable housing throughout the state. The plan includes increasing housing for extremely low income households, among other targeted solutions. Statewide Assessment Shows Affordable Housing Gaps

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