FY 2016 Appropriation

Administration provides leadership, financial management, and data management to Division programs.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $598,800 from all sources for Community Development Administration. This is a 1.3 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $2,000 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 31 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Staff Analysis

For the most recent completed fiscal year, the following information represents the purposes for which the money was used:

HCD Administration Detailed Purposes

The Division of Housing and Community Development uses as a performance measure the number of division programs that are honored for best practices. These honors generally come from the federal government and local agencies. Results are shown below.

HCD Programs Honored For Best Practices

The Division measures success through a customer service index based on four measures:

  1. Number of board meetings and technical assistance provided
  2. Number of training sessions for customers
  3. Number of projects visited and face-to-face help provided
  4. Immediate responses to questions and concerns.

Customer Service Index

The results of this index are shown below.

Customer Service Index

Reduce Chronic Homeless Population

A key division goal is to eliminate chronic homelessness throughout the state. The chart below shows the progress they have made towards this goal.

Reduce Chronic Homeless Population

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 87

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that General Fund appropriations provided by Item 33 Chapter 13 Laws of Utah 2014 for the Department of Workforce Services' Housing and Community Development line item not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015. The amount of any nonlapsing funds shall not exceed $1,000,000. The use of any nonlapsing authority is limited to general funds appropriated by the Legislature for building projects.

SB0002: Item 79

The Legislature intends that the Department of Workforce Services report on the following performance measures for the Housing and Community Development line item: (1) Ending Chronic Homelessness - offer housing to all chronically homeless individuals who want to be housed (Target = 9% reduction per year), (2) Utilities Assistance for Low-income Households - Number of eligible households assisted with home energy costs (Target = 35,000 households), and (3) Weatherization Assistance - Number of low income households assisted by installing permanent energy conservation measures in their homes (Target = 800 homes) by January 1, 2016 to the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.