In Utah, pursuant to §10-9a-403 of Utah State Code (as amended), a moderate income housing element is one of the required elements within a municipality’s general plan.
As we previously mentioned in our General Plan: Overview civiclinQ module, according to state statute, the moderate income housing element:
- Provides a realistic opportunity to meet the need for additional moderate income housing within the municipality during the next five (5) years. For towns, it may include a recommendation to implement three (3) or more of the moderate income housing strategies defined in §10-9a-403 of Utah State Code (as amended). For specified municipalities which do not have a fixed guideway public transit station, a recommendation to implement three (3) ore more of the moderate income housing strategies described in state statute.
- Note: Specified municipalities are listed in §10-9a-408 of Utah State Code (as amended), and are required to include an implementation plan.
Special Note: The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.