Final Call for Emergency Rental Assistance Applications: ERA Portal Closing
Salt Lake County, UT – The Department of Workforce Services has announced the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Portal will stop accepting and providing applications on February 5th, 2023. Applications received before this date will be eligible for ERA funding. No applications will be accepted after February 4th at 11:59PM.
“With rental assistance coming to an end on February 5th, residents who are still in need of financial assistance to pay their rent and utilities should submit an application before the 5th. Many County residents have been impacted by the challenges of the past few years and the federal emergency rental assistance funds have been critical in helping Utahns stay in their homes. More than 42,000 Salt Lake County families were able to pay their rents through this program and the County will continue to provide support through our other programs, like our Salt Lake County Stability Fund." - Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson
Since March 15, 2021, the partnership between Salt Lake County, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, and Salt Lake City provided $155 million in direct rental payment assistance to keep families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Salt Lake County Stability Fund is a set of programs designed to provide assistance to residents who are facing housing instability and/or evictions. The fund has 3 initiatives:
- A legal representation and consultation program that provides pro bono legal representation to county residents facing eviction. Residents may contact Utah Legal Services or People’s Legal Aid for services.
- An emergency Case Management and Mediation program for residents who have received a 3 day-pay-or-vacate notice, or an eviction notice. Residents may contract Utah Community Action for services.
- Hiring a Housing Asset Manager position to help determine the availability of housing within the County and to develop relationships with local landlords.