Idea House

Creation of Program

West Valley City and the Community Development Corporation of Utah (CDCU), along with other community stakeholders, have partnered to create the Idea House program, aimed at rehabilitating distressed homes throughout the City.

Purpose & Focus

The program takes a holistic approach to safety, energy efficiency and accessibility renovations, all while keeping the home affordable for new owners.

The program not only provides safe, affordable options for first-time homebuyers, but increases property values and encourages neighborhood improvement.

Idea House


Idea houses, once complete, are sold to first-time, low-to-moderate income homebuyers, who must complete homebuyer education through the Community Development Corporation of Utah.

Homebuyer education courses are available to anyone interested in purchasing a home. Learn more about the Community Development Corporation of Utah.

2538 W 3935 S (Before)

Off-White House with Partially Finished Garage (Before)

2538 W 3935 S (After)

Red House with Covered Porch and Two-Car Garage (After)

3888 S 2520 W (Before)

Yellow House with Brick Wall and Carport (Before)

3888 S 2520 W (After)

Beige House with Landscaping and Garage (After)

3817 S 2475 W (Before)

White and Green House with Chain Link Fence (Before)

3007 W 2960 S (Before)

White and Brick House with Dirt Yard (Before)

4360 S 3720 W (Before)

Beige Brick House with Carport and Chimney (Before)

3817 S 2475 W (After)

Grey House with Newly Poured Driveway (After)

3007 W 2960 S (After)

Light Grey House with Attic Space, a Garage, and Landscaping (After)

4360 S 3720 W (After)

Beige Brick House with Landscaping and a Small Covered Porch with Pillars (After)