The Utah Housing Assistance Program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19. You may be eligible for rental assistance if you meet both of the following requirements:
- Combined gross income at or below 100% area median income (the agencies below can help you determine that)
- Experienced a loss of income or financial hardship related to COVID-19
Our goal is to help people impacted by the pandemic stay in their housing and maintain the stability of their families during these hard times.
Eligible Uses of Funds Provided
The program can pay up to $2,000 a month of expenses through December 2020 rent. Final applications are due no later than Dec. 15, 2020, and may be earlier for some agencies. Subject to funding availability.
- Utilities (Water, Sewer, Electrical, Gas)
- Security Deposits
- Late Fees
Income by County Eligibility
Eligibility requirements are broken down by both county and household size. The agencies listed below can help you determine if you are eligible and help you apply for assistance.
To Apply for Assistance Contact The Local Agency in Your County
Family Connection Center dba Open Doors (FCC-Open Doors)
Morgan, Davis Counties
Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments (SEUALG)
Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan Counties
Six County Association of Governments (Six County AOG)
Salt Lake Community Action Program dba Utah Community Action (SLCAP-UCA)
Salt Lake, Tooele Counties
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Start by calling 2-1-1 or your local agency listed above. You will need to fill out an application, fill out a self-declaration of income, sign an assistance contract and provide utility bills if applicable. Your local agency can help walk you through the process. If you are eligible, your rent or fees will be paid directly to your landlord. Utilities will be paid directly to the utility companies.
How do I qualify for assistance?
You must have been financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This could be a loss or reduction of income or costs incurred because of the pandemic. Your household income for the month must also be at or below the area median income. The local agencies listed on this page can help you to determine if you qualify.
Are undocumented workers eligible?
Yes, if they meet the other eligibility criteria.
Do workers have to prove they have been denied for unemployment benefits?
No, that is not currently an eligibility requirement.
Will this program change again if the unemployment benefits change?
We will continue to adjust the program as other federal benefits change, in order to serve the people and the families who need it most.