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Rent assistance Salt Lake County and City.

Find details on non-profits, charities, churches and government assistance programs that help with rent in the Salt Lake area. Get access to low income housing, grant money for paying a portion of a security deposit, legal aid and other resources. There are a number of Salt Lake City as well as regional county programs that offer emergency rental assistance for income qualified families or tenants.

While funding is limited and a formal application process is in place, anyone that is struggling can call an agency below to apply for emergency rent funds. The goal of many of the programs is to prevent evictions, keep people in their homes and apartments, or reduce homelessness. There is also rehousing from some agencies, and this will offer funds for a security deposit or possibly a motel voucher to keep a family stable while they seek permanent accommodations. The low income, elderly, people with children, and disabled receive first priority in when applying for rent help from Salt Lake City agencies.

Call for help early, before you receive an eviction notice. The earlier you start the process the better. Some services can even help deal with tenant and landlord issues, in addition to offering grants as a form of emergency rent help.

Asian Association of Utah - Rent assistance is offered, with a focus on the Asian community.
Address - 1588 South Major Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
(801) 467-6060

Housing Authority Of Salt Lake City, phone (801) 487-2161, provides low income housing for the unemployed, working poor, and those faced with poverty. They can direct people to rent assistance programs in the Salt Lake region too. They also administer government and public aid, such as section 8 housing choice vouchers.

Catholic Community Services - Call the charity for information on many resources. They provide free food, rent assistance, counseling, and referrals to low income housing.
Address - 745 East Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone number - (801) 977-9119




YWCA of Salt Lake City - Just shelter is offered.
Address of center is 322 East Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2699
Dial - (801) 537-8600

Christian Center of Park City - Individuals and families of all backgrounds and religions can apply for help. Services include transportation, short term rent help, mortgage payments, emergency shelter, and government support for heating bills. Various counseling services are administered, including mediation for tenants.
Address - 1283 Deer Valley Drive, Park City, UT 84068
Phone - (435) 649-2260

Community Action Services - A number of services are offered, including emergency shelter, utilities, and funds or loans for rental expenses. They can also arrange foreclosure counseling.
(801) 972-6661

Utah Nonprofit Housing Corp can give referrals only as well as information on housing resources for low income families. They are based at 223 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. They assist disabled, low income, minorities and the housing insecure meet basic survival needs, including housing. Phone number is (801) 364-6117.

Family Connection Center - Low income housing, emergency shelter, rental assistance, and other financial aid is provided. Those families with children and/or the current homeless take priority.
130 East 100 North
Bountiful, Utah 84010-4804
Telephone - (801) 397-2212





Mountainlands Community Housing Trust - Call them for information. Apply for rental help, free foreclosure counseling, shelter, and other housing assistance.
1960 Sidewinder Dr # 107, Park City, Utah 84060-7361
Telephone number - (435) 647-9719

Lantern House
(801) 621-5036
The homeless in Salt Lake County can turn to this church for help. ESG can help pay a deposit or first months rent, and veterans or single moms can also have their housing needs met. Whether it is shelter, one time retal assistance, meals, or case management, support is available.

Granite Education Foundation
Mailing address is 2500 South State, Suite D-108
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

International Rescue Committee
Location of office - 231 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-2830
Dial - (801) 328-1091

Jewish Family Service - While the focus is on people of Jewish faith in Salt Lake, others can call them. There may be no-interest loans for back rent, mortgage help, debts, and housing assistance is offered.
Address - 1111 Brickyard Rd # 109, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-2593
(801) 746-4334

Jordan Education Foundation
Main address is 7387 Campus View Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084-5500
Phone 801.567.8125

Latino Community Information & Education Center  - Focuses on Latinos. Assistance includes legal aid for housing discrimination, homeless shelters, and job programs. Some funds to pay rent, storage costs, or other support can be arranged too.

Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake - Lawyers from the non-profit offer free legal advice to deal with landlord-tenant issues. Some counseling can also be available for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage. The organization works with local attorneys and paralegals in the region.
450 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3101.
(801) 238-7170





Rescue Mission of Salt Lake - Homeless prevention and grants for housing costs, including rent. Shelter offered for the homeless. Note that all aid is only offered for current clients. (801) 355-1302

South Valley Sanctuary  - Offers shelter
West Jordan, UT 84084-7028
Dial (801) 255-1095 for information.

Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development Division, (801) 535-7712, runs the federal government stimulus created Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This is a grant program that offers other services as well, such as credit counseling, eviction prevention, and even employment. They address the root cause of your struggles.

Salt Lake Community Action Program - The local community action agency which tries to help the unemployed, working poor, and low income become self-sufficient. Call them for rent help, emergency eviction prevention funds, and other financial aid. A number of government programs, both state of Utah and federal, are administered.
764 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 359-2444

Salvation Army - The local version of the national charity organization. A number of low income programs are run, including housing, shelter, furniture, rent assistance, and other funds for short term hardships.
Mailing address is 438 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
Call (801) 363-1091

The Road Home - A variety of housing programs are offered, including foreclosure prevention and rental assistance.
210 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City
(801) 569-1201

Grants, Legal Aid, and Voucher programs can be used to stop homelessness. Non-profits administer emergency rental assistance to qualified tenants. Federal government money can also help pay for motel rooms, deposits, shelter, and allow rent subsidies to be provided to the homeless. More on Salt Lake County eviction and rehousing assistance.

Utah AIDS Foundation  - Emergency help for HIV and AIDs patients. Salt Lake County families can get support for housing or referrals to financial help for paying rent arrears.
Address - 1408 S 1100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105-2435
Dial (801) 487-2323 for information.







Utah Housing Coalition - They partner with local housing agencies, the federal government, and the state of Utah to coordinate low income housing programs.
Address - 230 S 500 W # 260, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1249
Phone number - (801) 364-0077

Volunteers of America - Provides shelter and low income housing. Veterans and seniors are a focus.
252 Brooklyn Avenue, Salt Lake City
Telephone number is (801) 355-1528

Utah Refugee Services Office
1588 Major Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-1631
Call (801) 412-0577 for information.

Salt Lake County rent programs

Additional resources may be offered by the following. Any financial aid may come in the form of cash assistance, government grants for housing or rental costs, or just general advice.

  • The Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (801) 284-4400
  • The West Valley City Housing Authority, telephone (801) 963-3320
  • The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, (801) 487-2161
  • Utah Non Profit Housing Corporation, (801) 364-6117

Homeless prevention in Salt Lake

The Salt Lake Community Action Program (phone number (801) 359-2444) has case managers that will work with tenants facing eviction. Qualified applicants may receive emergency funds, information on employment programs, and maybe even money for security deposits in order to get resettled into a new home or affordable apartment. In rare cases grants to help with rent are offered. Continue with Salt Lake Community Action Program housing assistance.


By Jon McNamara


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