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Because of the shortage in affordable housing, the Provo City Council made it one of their priorities beginning in 2016. Council’s Housing Committee was formed and the Committee worked to educate themselves on issues relative to affordable housing, brought in experts to discuss ways in which the Council can assist in increasing affordable housing options, and are working on legislation to assist developers to increase housing options in the City.
We have heard that some people believe that Provo City is turning down development projects for higher density housing. This is simply not true. The City Council has not turned down any higher density projects in the past three years. In fact, over 1,500 new housing units have been approved during that time or are currently in the process of approval. Several of those projects have been built and several others are currently under construction (see Table below).