Resources For Residents, Housing Professionals, and more…

Resident Resources

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Utah State University Extension: A wealth of information for all aspects of life. Nutrition, Gardening, Finances, Well Being, Online Free Courses.

Find a Food Pantry Near YouLow on funds and food? This link will help.

Family Support Center: Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Preventing Child Abuse. Free classes on parenting, family blending, family counseling.

Utah Weatherization Assistance Program – The program helps low-income households, particularly those with the elderly and disabled residents, reduce energy consumption. This lessens the impact of utility costs on limited household budgets and helps stimulate self-sufficiency.

Utah Individual Development Account Network – Individual Development Accounts – or IDAs are matched savings accounts specially designed to enable those of modest means to save, build assets, and enter the financial mainstream. IDAs reward the monthly savings of low-income families who are building toward purchasing a lifelong asset – most commonly buying their first home, paying for post-secondary education, or starting a small business.

Crossroads Urban Center – Crossroads is a multipurpose nonprofit, grassroots organization. We help to organize low income, disabled, and minority Utahns to be advocates on their own behalf in addressing essential issues affecting the quality of their lives. We also provide direct services to help meet basic survival needs.

Envision Utah – In January 1997, the Envision Utah Public/Private Partnership was formed to guide the development of a broadly and publicly supported Quality Growth Strategy – a vision to protect Utah’s environment, economic strength, and quality of life for generations to come.

Utah League of Cities and Towns – Leadership, advocacy, education, and support on the local level to strengthen Utah’s communities.

State of Utah – Official Web site for the state of Utah.

Community Action Partnership of Utah – CAP Utah is the statewide association for Utah’s nine Community Action Agencies. The Community Action network envisions an end to poverty in Utah.

Utah HUD page – HUD page for state of Utah.

HUD’s Office of Housing Choice Vouchers – The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) ensures safe, decent, and affordable housing, creates opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence, and assures the fiscal integrity of all program participants.

US Office of Management and Budget Watchhttp://ombwatch.org Our mission is to promote open government, accountability and citizen participation.

Center for Neighborhood Technology – CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, natural resources, and climate change.

Utah NonProfits Association – The umbrella membership association of 501(c)(3) organizations in Utah.

FDIC: Foreclosure Prevention Tool Kit

County by County Services in Utah

Center for Persons with Disabilities/Utah State University

Utah Affordable Housing Database

Housing Professionals 

Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund – Utahns served by the fund include those with low-incomes, first-time home buyers, residents with special needs such as the elderly, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, victims of abuse, and Native Americans. Money from the fund is generally loaned to first time homebuyers, builders, and developers.

National Housing Conference – Since 1931, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America.

Innovative Housing Institute – The Innovative Housing Institute promotes providing quality affordable housing in communities throughout the nation, primarily through the policies and practices known as Inclusionary Housing.

HUD Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities – The mission of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities is to create strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering local innovation, and helping to build a clean energy economy.

Center for Neighborhood Technology – CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, natural resources, and climate change.

Transportation for America – Transportation for America has formed a broad coalition of housing, business, environmental, public health, transportation, equitable development, and other organizations.

USDA Rural Development – We strive, in partnership with others, to help improve the quality of life by building competitive, vibrant rural communities. This is done through community facility and housing programs, businesses and sustainable cooperatives that can prosper in the global marketplace, and leading a role in electric, telecommunications, distance learning tele-medicine and water and wastewater programs.

Utah Chapter – American Planning Association – The Utah Chapter has a deep commitment to all its member planners, with or without AICP certification, to provide a broad range of continuing education opportunities.

The Campaign for Affordable Housing – A national, nonpolitical nonprofit organization dedicated to dispelling the negative stereotypes surrounding affordable housing. Supported by a wide range of industry leaders, The Campaign for Affordable Housing promotes the benefits of affordable housing and acts as a clearinghouse for local and regional organizations.

HUD’s page on Transforming Rental Assistance

National Low Income Housing Coalition – Dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. We believe that this is achievable, that the affordable housing crisis is a problem that Americans are capable of solving. While we are concerned about the housing circumstances of all low income people, we focus our advocacy on those with the most serious housing problems, the lowest income households.

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials – The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans—particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes. Our members administer HUD programs such as Public Housing, Section 8, CDBG and HOME.

National Fair Housing Advocate – The National Fair Housing Advocate Online is a resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.

ROC USA – ROC USA solves the financial and technical challenges faced by homeowners when they seek to acquire their manufactured home communities.

National Association of Home Builders – This site is designed for those interested in home building and the industry – it contains resources for both members and consumers.

Fannie Mae – Our public mission, and our defining goal, is to help more families achieve the American Dream of homeownership.

National Housing Institute – An independent nonprofit organization that examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America.

National Housing and Rehabilitation Association – The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association’s (NH&RA) Web site for developers, financiers, professionals and consultants in the affordable housing and historic rehabilitation businesses.

Planners Network – An association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies – The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University’s center for information and research on housing in the United States. The Joint Center analyzes the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends, providing leaders in government, business, and the non-profit sector with the knowledge needed to develop effective policies and strategies.

Housing Assistance Council – Improves housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places in the United States.

Green Affordable Housing Coalition – A coalition of San Francisco Bay Area public-sector and private-sector professionals committed to incorporating green building practices into the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of affordable housing.

National Housing Conference – Since 1931, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America.

Innovative Housing Institute – The Innovative Housing Institute promotes providing quality affordable housing in communities throughout the nation, primarily through the policies and practices known as Inclusionary Housing.

HUD Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities – The mission of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities is to create strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering local innovation, and helping to build a clean energy economy.

Center for Neighborhood Technology – CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, natural resources, and climate change.

Transportation for America – Transportation for America has formed a broad coalition of housing, business, environmental, public health, transportation, equitable development, and other organizations.

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – HUD’s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics,management and accountability and forge new partnerships–particularly with faith-based and community organizations–that leverage resources and improve HUD’s ability to be effective on the community level.

Utah HUD page – HUD page for state of Utah.

HUD User – PD&R/HUD User performs policy analysis, research, surveys, studies, and evaluations; both short- and long-term; to help the Secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies, programs, and budget and legislative proposals.

Urban Research Monitor – The Urban Research Monitor, a useful reference tool developed by HUD USER, makes it easy for researchers, policymakers, academicians, and other professionals to keep up with the diverse and ever-expanding literature on housing and community development.

Census Housing Data – The American Housing Survey (AHS) collects data on the Nation’s housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers.

Legal and Advocacy Resources

Utah Legal Services On-line Intake Service

Disability Law Center Fair Housing Program

The Fair Housing Program at the Disability Law Center (DLC) can assist people who feel they have experienced housing discrimination.  This program is open to members of any of the federally recognized protected classes (race, color, national origin, sex, religion, family status, disability).  If you have questions about fair housing or need assistance with filing a complaint, please contact the Disability Law Center.

Utah Labor Commission – For nearly a century, the Labor Commission and its predecessor, the Industrial Commission, have served the people of Utah. Today, the Labor Commission strives to lead in achieving safety and fairness in Utah’s workplaces.

Utah State Law Library – The mission of the Utah Courts is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

National Housing Law Project – The goal of NHLP is to advance housing justice for the poor by increasing and preserving the supply of decent affordable housing, by improving existing housing conditions, including physical conditions and management practices, by expanding and enforcing low-income tenants’ and homeowners’ rights, and by increasing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities.

Tribal Resources

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HUD’s Housing Agencies and Native American Tribes – Resources for public housing agencies, Native American tribes and tribally-designated housing entities

HUD’s Office of Housing Choice Vouchers – The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) ensures safe, decent, and affordable housing, creates opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence, and assures the fiscal integrity of all program participants.

Other Informative Sites

The Campaign for Affordable Housing – A national, nonpolitical nonprofit organization dedicated to dispelling the negative stereotypes surrounding affordable housing. Supported by a wide range of industry leaders, The Campaign for Affordable Housing promotes the benefits of affordable housing and acts as a clearinghouse for local and regional organizations.