Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board

The Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board strives to address the health, safety and welfare of the City’s citizens by providing assistance for affordable and special needs housing within the City. The Board meets as often as necessary to ensure that the Salt Lake City Housing Trust Fund monies are allocated and disbursed to projects that meet the necessary affordable and low-income housing requirements.

Contact Information

Amanda Best

Housing Development Program Specialist

(801) 535-7698 or


Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents


Please see below for all upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates. If you are interested in serving on this board, please fill out and submit an application online.

Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.

Meeting Information

Typically meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 12 pm to 1 pm.

City and County Building, Room 126, 451 S State, Salt Lake City

Member Qualifications

Eleven members, appointed by Mayor Erin Mendenhall, serve three-year terms on the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board. The board aims to have representation from every Council District. Members should have experience and/or an interest in affordable and/or special needs housing. The board also seeks a diversity of experience, including everyone from first home buyers to strong backgrounds in affordable housing. Four citizens with expertise in business, real estate, and/or housing development are preferred/desired/favored in the application process.

Residency Requirements: Must be a resident of the City.

Powers and Duties

  • Make recommendations to Salt Lake City Administration for ordinances and regulations the board deems to be in the public’s best interest for the purpose of carrying out the City’s affordable housing objectives.
  • Consult with experts in areas such as finance, real estate, and affordable housing development to obtain advice on specific projects
  • Advise and recommend suggestions to Salt Lake City Administration and City Council about affordable housing and special needs housing issues.
  • The board may recommend fund monies or assets be provided to activities that meet the Housing Trust Fund’s requirements.
  • Review each request for monies from the Housing Trust Fund and make recommendations to the Salt Lake City Administration and the City Council.

Current Members

# Board Members District Serving Since Term Expires
1 Jose Organista 1 2021 December 2024
3 VACANT 3  –
4 Scott Cuthbertson 4 2020 December 2023
5 Edward Makowski 5 2017  December 2022
6 Paul Cherecwich 6 2019  December 2022
7 Matthew Pauly 7 2019  December 2022
8 Marty Biljanic At Large 2020  December 2023
9 Katie Bennett At Large (5) 2022  March 2025
10  VACANT At Large    
11 VACANT At Large

*Appointment currently under review.