Take Action for Affordable Housing
We need your help to keep our locals, local.
Teachers, firefighters, childcare providers, business owners, nonprofit professionals, athletes, service workers, resort employees, families, young adults, and the elderly have lived here for decades. Mountainlands Community Housing Trust and its Housing Resource Center work to preserve diversity in our mountain community so that folks from all walks of life can continue to live, work, and play here.
Who lives in affordable housing?
Kara Is A Teacher
Kara Cooke spent seven years commuting from Salt Lake to Park City to teach before her family could access affordable housing. Now Kara can raise her kids in her beloved hometown.
Diego Is A Nonprofit Professional
A local leader and community convener, Diego Zegarra works tirelessly to create a more equitable and just Park City. Purchasing an affordable housing unit offered him stability and belonging.
Mya Is A HOPA Resident
Mya lives in the affordable Holiday Village apartments that were just approved for redevelopment as the HOPA project. Mya can walk from her apartment to her job at McPolin Elementary School where she teaches an after-school program. Mya was born deaf and advocates for housing for those with varying ability levels and neurodiversity.
Rory Is A Developer
A long-time resident and local developer, Rory Murphy understands the need for affordable housing in our community. Rory's most recent project, Engine House, will bring much-needed affordable rentals to the heart of Park City in the Bonanza Park area.
Park City and Summit County, Utah, are experiencing a housing crisis.
We need your help to keep and create affordable housing.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Summit County is almost 35% higher than the national average. In Park City alone, the average home costs over $2 million.
Area Median Income (AMI)
The area median income (AMI) for a family of four is $134,700, but this number is misleading because workforce wages are much lower.
Over 85% of Park City’s workforce commutes to work in town.
Park City and Summit County’s average earnings per job are $4,000 lower than the state of Utah’s, which is already $10,000 less than the national average of $74,153.
Over 70% of Park City’s homes are vacant and/or second homes. Less than 20% of homes are owner occupied.
Park City is the only city in Utah where workers (11,000) outnumber the population (8,500).
Housing builds community. Community means belonging.
Your gift supports critically needed affordable housing developments along the Wasatch Back.
Thank you to our generous supporters!
The Housing Resource Center and HOPA housing redevelopment project would not be possible without this generous support.