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Rental Assistance in Salt Lake County

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The Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program appropriates $25 billion for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) nationally. The State of Utah has received $215 million and Salt Lake County has received $26 million for emergency rental assistance and program administration. 

Uses of Rental Assistance Funds: 

  • Rent and Rental Arrears – 12 months maximum for arrears (pay first) + months forward
  • Utilities and Utility Arrears
  • Other expenses as part of a rental agreement related to housing incurred due to COVID-19, like utilities and internet
  • Up to 10% of funding can be utilized for administrative costs, including case management.  

Household Eligibility – At least one individual must meet the following criteria: 

  • Unemployment or reduction in income due to COVID:
  • Risk of homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Household income at or below 80% AMI (Area Median Income)

Find more Rental Assistance resources at rentrelief.utah.gov 

Need Help Applying for Rental Assistance?

The following organizations are available to help provide you free application assistance, best suited to your needs, language, or community.

Organization Email Phone Number Languages Spoken
Alliance Community Services Raquel@alliance-community.org 801-265-1111 English and Spanish
Asian Association of Utah (Refugee and Immigrant Center) andyt@aau-slc.org 801-467-6060

Arabic, Burmese, Dinka, French, Kinyarwanda, Spanish, Swahili, Vietnamese. 

40 other languages available via interpreters.

Centro de la Familia de Utah info@cdlf.org 801-521-4473 Spanish
International Rescue Committee Inc ammar.aljubouri@rescue.org 801-328-1091  
Emerald Hills Institute mehmet.soyer@emeraldhillsinstitute.org 435-554-6675  
Gujarati Cultural Association of Utah gcautah@gmail.com 385-367-4228 Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Panjabi, Tamil, Telugu,
Jewish Family Service   801-746-4334  
Light in Darkness Association (LIDA)   385-381-0055 English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala
NeighborWorks Salt Lake   801-539-1590  
Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR)   801-793-4639  
Project Success Coalition projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com 801-394-0924  
The Refuge Group dedi@refugegroup.org 801-889-0129 Arabic, Juba Arabic, Kirundi, Swahili
University of Utah (University Neighborhood Partners) social.work@partners.utah.edu 801-213-8549 Arabic, Bhutanese, Dinka, Karen, Kirundi,  Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tongan
Utah Muslim Civic League info@utahmcl.com