Boards and Commissions - Housing Advisory and Appeals Board


Housing Advisory and Appeals Board (HAAB)

The Housing Advisory and Appeals Board seeks to improve housing and neighborhood 
conditions throughout the City by providing recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. The board also hears and decides appeals regarding deficiencies from housing inspections. All demolitions and landscape waivers, not in an historic district, must be approved by this board.

Agendas and Minutes


Powers and Duties

  1. Decide appeals of housing inspections
  2. Approve demolition requests not in historic districts
  3. Conduct housing impact and landscape hearings
  4. Recommend new procedures and ordinances regarding housing to City Council

Member Qualifications

The Mayor and City Council aim to provide a balance of geographical, professional, 
neighborhood, and community representation when appointing members to the Housing Advisory and Appeals Board. There are ten members, each serving a four-year term. Each member may serve up to two full terms.

Current Members


Serving Since

Council District

Marlene R. Jennings 2014 1
James Schwing 2013 6
John Morgan 2015 7
Justin Neville 2015  4
DJ Jones 2017 4








Staff and Officers

Orion Goff, Director of Building Services
Darby Whipple, Civil Enforcement Manager
Scott Mikkelsen, Housing/Zoning Supervisor 
Diana Hansen, Office Facilitator

Meeting Information

Period — Monthly 
Days — Second Wednesday 
Time — 11:30 am 
Location — City and County Building, Room 118
451 S State, Salt Lake City 
More info (801) 535-7950 

Bylaws and Governing Documents

Click here to read.

Contact Information

Housing Advisory and Appeals Board
Attn: Scott Mikkelsen
349 South 200 East Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
(801) 535-6683

Staff Support

Scott Mikkelsen, Housing/Zoning Supervisor
(801) 535-6683
Diana Hansen, Office Facilitator
(801) 535-7950