This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Giv Group came together in 2011 with a vision that affordable housing could be profitable, socially beneficial, and a catalyst for positive community change. Chris Parker, founder and executive director of Giv Group is here to tell about an upcoming project.


To give everyone an idea of what we do, it probably makes sense to talk about a project we have that just opened up. Citizens West is the latest iteration of Giv Group’s building electrification model. Informed by Giv Community’s Pragmatists for Clean Air Initiative, this project will be designed to provide the same level of comfort as a typical market-rate apartment unit while reducing the amount of required infrastructure.

As a mixed income residential project, the rent at Citizens West will range from $400 to $1200 a month and will include studio apartments up to three bedrooms. It will be a carbon-neutral, emission-free building with Giv-funded electric vehicle sharing that’s available to tenants for free. We will also have healthy, affordable food onsite, with an innovative food-for-rent partnership with a restaurant. Our commitment is to make living in great communities affordable, sustainable, and meaningful. We are excited to see what else we can build!


Giv Group lives to create sustainable, lasting, and innovative structures that become part of the fabric of their neighborhoods, enhancing and building communities along the way. For more information, visit I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.