2012 — HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT JOINS WORKFORCE SERVICES
The state’s Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) moved to the Department of Workforce Services as per H.B. 139 that was introduced by Representative Wayne Harper. The bill stemmed from a study mandated by the Legislature of the potential benefits and consequences and also included statewide meetings with input from community leaders and stakeholders. Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law.
The Division of Housing and Community Development brought a variety of programs, including the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund, Permanent Community Impact Board, Community Development Block Grants, State Small Business Credit Initiative, Utah Weatherization Assistance Program, State Community Services Office and State Energy and Lifeline.
2012 AT A GLANCE: