Executive Director’s Letter


Summer 2016

This summer looks to be very busy for Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) and staff.

Self Help Groups 15 and 16, with six homes each, are under construction in River Bluffs Subdivision in Francis, Utah. Group 17 will utilize the last nine lots in River Bluffs when they start construction this summer.

We are looking forward to the completion of Richer Place Apartments, 28 affordable units in the Snyderville Junction, in August. They are named for long time community leader and current president of MCHT’s board, Bob Richer. With all of the organizations that Bob has served over 35 years we are anticipating a special dedication celebration.

Sadly, MCHT Transitional Housing program was not funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after thirteen years. This program provided free housing for individuals (343) and families (142) who were temporarily homeless through domestic violence, divorce, loss of employment, medical issues and other reasons. MCHT has ten units and provided weekly case work to move clients into permanent housing and stabilize their lives. Although $130,000 of the $185,000 budget for this program will not be funded, MCHT is committed to provide at least eight transitional housing apartments by raising funds through other sources so this community need will continue to be met.

MCHT is excited that Park City Municipal Corporation, Summit County, Wasatch County and the business community are aware of the acute need for affordable housing and are committed to doing something about it. MCHT will work with each group to plan and develop housing that will meet all levels of demand.

I am pleased that Steve Laurent and Lauren Becker Martinez have joined our staff. With an increased staff MCHT will expand its offices this summer into some of the adjoining space.

For me, summer is the best time to enjoy the many outdoor amenities the Park City area offers. I hope everyone has a great summer.


Scott Loomis

Executive Director

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