affordable housing action plan

The mission of the Interlocal Housing Task Force is to support the creation of affordable and attainable housing through policy recommendations, public outreach, professional development, and project implementation. The Task Force meets regularly to discuss and review current housing trends, evaluate proposed solutions, and create informational resources for the public.

 

In support of this housing plan, the IHTF offers the following recommendations:

  • Establish promote, and utilize the Moab Area Community Land Trust.
  • Increase funding for affordable housing within the City and County budgets.
  • Expand the use of deed restrictions to protect existing and new affordable housing.
  • Engage the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in identifying development opportunities on state and federally owned land.
  • Adopt an assured housing ordinance, which will require all new residential and commercial development above a given size to include a component of affordable housing.
  • Increase zoning densities along major transportation corridors and within areas proximal to retail, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • Support employer provided housing while providing best practices that protect employees.
  • Provide for greater flexibility in the City and County land use codes to support residential and mixed-use developments.
  • Establish regulations that enable the development of “tiny home” communities.
  • Encourage the Utah legislature to allow greater flexibility in the expenditure of Transient Room Tax (TRT) revenue.

VISION

A community that includes an affordable housing opportunity available to each resident of the Moab Area.

goals

  1. Achieve the housing vision by 2050.
  2. Create and protect enough affordable housing in the Moab Area so that it is not a limiting factor for the community’s evolution.
  3. Upgrade and improve existing low-quality housing.
  4. Construct a wider range of housing and development types, especially attached dwellings and apartments.
  5. Provide a mix of ownership, rental, and seasonal housing opportunities.
  6. Become a model community in the way of implementing successful housing solutions.
  7. Create senior housing and housing for individuals with special needs and mental or behavioral health issues.
  8. Expand the housing stock through the development of compact, walkable neighborhoods served by reliable infrastructure.
  9. Encourage the development of a public transportation system.
  10. Promote housing that is energy efficient and minimizes environmental impact.

objectives

  1. Analyze the housing needs of very low-, low-, and moderate-income households, and develop a mix of strategies to meet the needs of each income group.
  2. Set annual affordable housing targets and report performance to the public.
  3. Coordinate with and involve multiple community and outside agencies in developing affordable housing solutions.
  4. Adopt or amend local land use regulations to provide more opportunities for affordable housing development.
  5. Facilitate public-private partnerships that lead to affordable housing construction and economic development.