Planning Moderate-Income Housing and Reporting

Moderate-Income Housing Reporting

The Legislature of the State of Utah has determined that all cities with 10,000 or more residents--and some smaller municipalities in counties with more than 31,000 residents--are required to review the implementation of the 5-year moderate-income housing element of their general plan and report the findings of that review to the Utah Housing and Community Development Division.  Learn more

Specifically, the legislative body of reporting municipal governments are to:

  • Conduct a thorough review of the municipality’s moderate-income housing element and its implementation; and
  • Revise its five-year moderate-income housing needs estimates; and
  • Report the findings of the review to the Housing and Community Development Division of the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Association of Government to which the municipality belongs; and
  • Post the review’s findings report on its website

Reporting the findings of a moderate-income housing review can be an intensive process.  We recommend that each municipal legislative body set-aside adequate time to conduct a thorough review. Municipalities that assign personnel familiar with planning principles, demographic methods, and understand applicable state laws will benefit the most from the reporting process.  The Housing and Community Development Division has also made the “ Moderate-Income Housing Reporting Form” available on its website to assist municipal governments with their reporting obligations.  Learn more

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Moderate-income housing review findings reports are due December 1st of each year.
  2. Emailed submissions must include the following items as separate attachments:
    • A findings report of the moderate-income housing element review
    • A copy of the municipality’s current moderate-income housing element
    • A signed copy of the resolution adopting the current moderate-income housing element
    • A link to the review’s findings report on the municipality’s website
  3. Acceptable electronic document formats include:
    • DOC, DOCX, RTF, OTD, and PDF
  4. Address emails to: dfields@utah.gov 

Cities and Counties That Must Submit a Review Report Every 2 Years

Alpine Kaysville Sandy
American Fork Layton Santa Clara
Bluffdale Lehi Santaquin
Bountiful Lindon Saratoga Springs
Brigham City Logan Smithfield
Cedar City Mapleton South Jordan
Cedar Hills Midvale South Ogden
Centerville Midway South Salt Lake
Clearfield Murray South Weber
Clinton Nibley Spanish Fork
Cottonwood Heights North Logan Springville
Draper North Ogden St. George
Eagle Mountain North Salt Lake Sunset
Enoch Ogden Syracuse
Farmington Orem Taylorsville
Farr West Park City Tooele
Fruit Heights Payson Tremonton
Grantsville Plain City Vernal
Harrisville Pleasant Grove Vineyard
Heber Pleasant View Washington
Herriman Providence Washington Terrace
Highland Provo West Bountiful
Holladay Riverdale West Haven
Hooper Riverton West Jordan
Hurricane Roy West Point
Hyrum Salem West Valley City
Ivins Salt Lake City Woods Cross