Last year state legislators finally passed policy to encourage the development of affordable housing to address Utah’s 54,000 unit housing shortage. However, they failed to provide any funding for the measure. This year, Sen. Jake Anderegg (R-Lehi) is running an important bill once again that would provide much needed funding to help address the growing housing problem in our state. The proposal consists of funding for the development of more moderate-income housing as well as rental assistance for families on the brink of homelessness. Both funding needs are critical, but as tax reform unravelled this week, legislators indicate that the possibility of providing appropriations for housing is once again up in the air.
YOU CAN HELP!
Contact the members of the Executive Appropriations Committee today and ask them to prioritize funding for affordable housing!
Want to make an even bigger impact? Attend tomorrow’s Ending Child Homelessness Day by the Crossroads Urban Center to show your support for SB 39 Affordable Housing Amendments!