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Rental Assistance in Salt Lake County


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 

Announcing Community Outreach and Education Grant Open March 3-17


Salt Lake County is soliciting applications for administrative grants for the Emergency Rental Assistance Outreach Program (ERAP), seeking proposals from community organizations to provide all of some of the following: community outreach, and education, and application assistance for the ERAP.