$55 Million Allotted to Address the Needs of Utahns Experiencing Homelessness

In April 2022, SB238 was signed by Gov. Cox and Lt. Gov. Henderson. This $55 million housing bill addresses homelessness, affordable housing, and wraparound services. Through our Office of Homeless Services and Housing and Community Development Division, along with community partners, these funds will make a real difference in helping Utahns to transition out of homelessness. More...

Virtual Open House Highlights Services for the Blind and visually Impaired

The Utah Department of Workforce Services’ Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) hosted its annual open house March 3. This year, the event was held virtually through ZOOM. Staff demonstrated the many services available through DSBVI including classes for braille, career readiness, home management, fiber arts, orientation and mobility, technology and woodshop. More...

National Community Development Week: April 5-9, 2021

The State of Utah is celebrating the impact of the Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME Investment Partnerships Program this week for National Community Development Week.

Since 2016, The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has provided grants for 194 projects to support the needs of low and moderate income individuals like the Tooele County Children’s Justice Center.  

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program provides formula grants – often in partnership with local nonprofit groups – to fund affordable housing development and to provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.  From 2016 - 2020, the State of Utah has completed 38 multifamily projects, adding 3,767 total housing units, and 53 single-family projects.   

Download this fact sheet to learn more: HCD Community Dev Week Fact Sheet-2 (2).pdf (643.7KB)