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Rental assistance in Utah County and Provo

Whether you need help paying rent, security deposits, or other housing costs, then the non-profit agencies and government assistance programs listed below may be able to assist. Low income families and people facing an imminent eviction can apply for the various rental assistance and housing programs. However only a limited number of people will be able to receive assistance as funding is limited.

The number one goal of agencies across Utah County is to prevent homelessness, meaning the agencies offer help with back rent payments. So the government and these non-profits take a pro-active approach to this issue, and they will try to provide cash and even non-monetary aid to people who are faced with an eviction or a foreclosure. Rental resources are usually targeted at those who are most at risk, including families with children and seniors. As if those classifications of people are evicted, then there is much more risk to them from a safety and health standard.

The local Provo Utah Community Action agency can direct individual to a number of housing and emergency rental assistance programs. The main office is at 815 S. Freedom Boulevard in Provo. Call 373-8200 to speak to a case manager. Services they provide include, but are not limited to, first month’s rent and security deposits, emergency housing, credit repair and budgeting, and shelter.

Habitat for Humanity can help low income families get into homes. They have created new home construction with sweat equity, and may be able to facilitate no interest loans and mortgages for low income families. 48 W 100 N Provo, phone number 344-8527

Provo Redevelopment Agency of Provo City – Runs the federal government Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program for the city and Utah County. Short to midterm cash grants can be paid out to families who meet the stringent qualifications for this housing program. Provo, Utah, 84601, call (801) - 852-6168

Provo Housing Authority is more involved in government and public housing. They provide subsidized low income and public housing, including section 8 housing vouchers. Their resources are focused strictly on Provo Utah families. Phone number is 852-7080, or stop by 650 W100 North.




Transient Bishop Assistance
Office address - 1415 N State, Provo, Utah
Call 801-818-6156

Utah County Housing – They run the section 8 program, and also weatherization. This is similar to the Provo organization referenced above, however this location covers all of Utah County. The non-profit Housing Authority of Utah County provides housing and rental assistance to persons who meet program and government income guidelines. Conditions to be eligible, including income limits, will vary by program and individual. The housing authority mission is to provide affordable, safe and sanitary housing in our community. 240 E Center Provo, dial 373-8333. Read more on section 8 vouchers in Utah.

Vantage Point Youth Services – Provides shelter and advice for runaway youth and teens. 300 N 1185 E Provo, call 373-2215

Community Action Services and Food Bank offers programs and services to those in need within the community. Services include rental assistance when funding is available. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements in order to be approved for any type of grant from the non-profit.

One of the main services offered to qualified individuals is the Crisis Assistance program, which is for emergency situations. Some of the assistance programs run include referrals to subsidized housing, help with paying first month's rent or money to prevent an eviction. There is even temporary emergency shelter or motel/hotel rooms.

Those are just to name a few of the assistance programs offered. Community Action Services And Food Bank is located at 815 South Freedom Blvd, Suite 100 in Provo, and the phone number is (801) 373-8200.

Utah Legal Services – While not really offering financial assistance, they can advise tenants who are faced with an eviction, and offer free legal services to the low income. Call 374-6766. Address: 455 N University Ave #100

St. Anne’s Center provides information and referrals to low income housing, shelters, loan programs, and self-sufficiency. The goal is to help prevent homelessness, and information is available on rent programs. (801) 621-5036





Provo Community Action Services - Offers housing and other aid programs and services. Services are for the low income in the nearby community. Resources administered include emergency rental assistance when funding is available. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements in order to be approved.

Food and Care Coalition also offers housing assistance. The agency can provide rental assistance for couples with no children or single adults, but only as funding allows. Any assistance is provided using a voucher system, and they will not pay out cash.

Funds are not available for paying security deposits. Applicants need to have just signed a new lease agreement or housing contract and also need to be working. For those looking to gain new skills, a computer lab and other employment services are offered. 299 East 900 South, Provo, UT 84606, dial (801) 373-1825


By Jon McNamara











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