NeighborWorks, a nonprofit that helps families find affordable housing, wants government officials to spread affordable housing developments throughout the city. Maria Garciaz, executive director of NeighborWorks Salt Lake, is upset that the government has placed most low-income housing projects on the city’s west side.
“I think that low-income populations should have a choice of where they want to live,” says Maria Garciaz, executive director of NeighborWorks Salt Lake. “They shouldn’t have to live where they build the housing.”
Although it is less expensive to build low-income housing on the west side, Garciaz feels that it segregates Salt Lake City. She is also concerned about the strain additional housing units may place on local resources.
Salt Lake City officials disagree, pointing to low-income housing in other parts of town such as the Bodhi apartments and mixed-income housing developments in old Salt Lake City.
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This news summary contains excerpts from the Kuer article dated March 22, 2016.