‘We’re the model’: Mayor Jackie Biskupski lauds Salt Lake City’s affordable housing efforts
Progress report: Over 2,400 new affordable units have been built or are in the process
In the current budget year, 17 projects are either under construction, proposed or in pre-development, totaling 1,592 units, of which 1,057, or 66 percent, are slated to be affordable.
That means since Biskupski took office, about 2,448 affordable units have been completed or are in Salt Lake City’s construction or planning pipeline.
Of those, about 445 units are slated to be permanent supportive housing, meant to help transition people out of homelessness as the county’s new homeless system gets up and running this summer.
Before 2016, the city hadn’t seen new permanent supportive housing built in over a decade.
Salt Lake City has started a continuous and healthy pipeline of affordability, and it’s a pipeline Biskupski and her team believes should be replicated throughout the Wasatch Front.
SLC Affordable Housing Map
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