$94.3 Million in Rental Relief Given to Salt Lake County Residents through April 2022, New Partners Reaching Out to Diverse Communities
Posted By Regional Development
May 16, 2022
Many Salt Lake County residents face housing instability from impacts of COVID-19, so Salt Lake County is joining with new partners to get millions of more dollars in Emergency Rental Assistance funds to renters.
Salt Lake County has partnered with the services and expertise of:
- Alliance Community Services
- Asian Association of Utah
- Utah Assistive Technology Council
- Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
These new partners will educate communities and address diverse language needs by providing direct outreach and assistance on how to apply. By doing this, we aim to reach those who need the most help.
Funding comes from the U.S. Treasury’s 2021 American Rescue Plan Act.
More than $94.3 million in emergency rental assistance has been granted in rent relief for Salt Lake County residents since March 2021. Anyone who lives in Salt Lake County is still eligible if:
- They have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income during or due, directly, or indirectly, to COVID OR can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
- They have a household income at or below 80% of area median income. In Salt Lake County, that is $73,750 or less for a household of 4 people.
If you know someone who might need help, please share this information with them. Applications can be filled out at https://rentrelief.utah.gov. If anyone needs help figuring out the application process, there are also dedicated partners ready to walk through the paperwork with individuals, in many languages.