The Salt Lake County Commissioners formed the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (HACSL) in 1970. The agency is a tax-exempt, non-profit, municipal corporation, governed by a seven-member Board nominated by the Salt Lake County Mayor and confirmed by the County Commission. HACSL is not a Salt Lake County agency and receives no funding from local taxation. The Housing Authority’s annual budget exceeds $25 million. The Housing Authority staff includes over 85 employees, with average job longevity of seven years.
HACSL is an award-winning agency with numerous recognitions from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and others. Since the inception in 1990 of the performance measurements by HUD’s Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS), HACSL has received High Performer status.
HACSL is a full service housing authority that assists individuals, families, elderly, physically and mentally disabled residents who are low income. HACSL has constructed or acquired 626 public housing units serving over 1,300 individuals and families in Salt Lake County. HACSL also provides housing assistance to over 2,100 households through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. In addition, we have 400 units that were acquired through non-federal funds.