SLC Launches Small Home Design Competition to Address Housing Shortage



SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City is seeking creative designers to help address the housing shortage in the city.

Today’s announcement comes months after Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced progress in building small homes for the homeless in Utah as part of her goal to put up a small family village this winter.

“Participants are invited to submit a design for a stand-alone house or a group of small cottages – also known as mini-houses – in a planned development, or an accessory housing unit (ADU) on land with a residence principal, ”a press release from Mayor Mendenhall’s office explains.

Design projects will be judged on five criteria: affordability, accessibility, durability, sustainability and livability.

So what do you get if you win the competition?

How about $ 1000 in cash.

That’s right, the top two winners will receive a cash prize of $ 1,000 and an “yet to be determined” number of finalists will receive $ 500.

Applicants must register by September 10 and submissions must be sent out by October 29.

For more information on the competition, click on here.


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