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Salt Lake City affordable housing plan aims to tackle crisis-level shortage

Feb 02, 2017 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City's long-awaited housing plan characterizes the city as verging on "systemic crisis" and needing to consider all options to make the city livable for those who work here.

Those options include requiring an affordable-housing component in new developments, reducing density limitations in single-family neighborhoods on the city's east side, and turning to taxpayers for support using bonds and levies.

The statistics paint a dire picture. The city's 12,500 residents living i...