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House Budget Resolution Passes

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that balances in less than 10 years, doesn’t raise taxes, and cuts $5.5 Trillion in spending

Utah-Based Washakie Renewable Energy LLC Settles Renewable Fuel Standard Violations

The Department of Justice today filed a stipulation of settlement resolving civil claims against Washakie Renewable Energy LLC (Washakie) for violations of the Renewable Fuel Program under the Clean Air Act.  The stipulation of settlement was filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.  A complaint stating the government’s claims was filed at the same time, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.

Utah Housing Corporation and Tooele County School District Celebrate the Completion of another ECHO...

A new home built by students of Tooele County School District is near completion in Tooele, UT as a result of a partnership between Utah Housing Corporation and Tooele County School District.


USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez today toured the homes of nine Elk Ridge, Utah, families who will soon become homeowners though their participation in USDA’s Mutual Self-Help Housing program.

New Affordable Rent-to-Own Housing in Roosevelt, Utah

Utah Housing Corporation and the Roosevelt City Housing Authority are hosting an open house for three new affordable CROWN (Credits-to-OWN) homes in Roosevelt. The CROWN program seeks to bring homeownership within the reach of lower income households while helping local governments to revitalize neighborhoods. These homes will help three households realize the dream of homeownership as they build equity with their low monthly rent payments

Hatch, Lee Push to Restore Funding for PILT Program

Utah’s U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are supporting an amendment to the Omnibus government funding bill introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) that would fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The amendment, which is paid for by reducing US spending on overseas programs, would provide $421 million for PILT in Fiscal Year 2014. Local governments receive federal payments under the PILT program to help compensate for the loss of property tax revenue due to non-taxable federal lands within their boundaries

Utah Housing Corporation Announces New Lower Payment Mortgage Option

At a time when housing prices have begun to rebound and interest rates have increased from historic lows, Utah Housing Corporation has launched a new mortgage option to assist low to moderate income homebuyers by providing a product not available anywhere else.

KTGY Designs First Net Zero Production Home in Utah

Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce the first climate 5 net-zero “smart home” to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 0 rating. Called The Zero Home, this production home is the first in Utah to receive the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Challenge Home certification, which recognizes home builders for their leadership constructing zero-energy ready homes that are both energy efficient and include high-end finishes, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability

Mountain Real Estate Capital Acquires Santorini Village in Joint Venture with DAI and Candlelight...

Mountain Real Estate Capital (MREC), a national leading equity partner to residential land developers and homebuilders, announces the closing of a new investment with DAI/Candlelight Homes of Utah. The new joint venture intends to develop Santorini Village, a 199-lot housing community located in South Jordan, Utah. The transaction represents MREC’s first investment in the Salt Lake City housing market.

IDX, Inc. keeps Realtor James Eaton connected to Utah clients

Eaton Real Estate, IDX, Inc. and Realtor James Eaton have teamed up to bring home seekers in Lehi, Utah an innovative online property search. With his customized IDX solution, Eaton has synchronized his website to the Wasatch Front Regional MLS (WFRMLS) database, to integrate thousands of listings onto his search page. Affiliating with the incredible IDX technology was the best decision Eaton made for his website, simplifying the search tools for himself and his clients.


Reps. Stewart & Frankel Call for Oversight of Unregulated Sober Homes

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) have sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, requesting a review of federal and state oversight of sober homes


The Exchange

KTGY Chosen to Design Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Salt Lake City,...

The innovative project looks to transform this downtown district through the infusion of a diverse set of programs that will provide activated street frontages and a variety of housing typologies at all levels of affordability.