- State Data Overview
Across Utah, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.KeyFacts58,663Or20%Renter households that are extremely low income$25,100Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)-40,725Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters$38,064Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.72%Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
- State Level Partners
Become an NLIHC State Partner
NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.
Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]
- Housing Trust FundHTF Implementation Information
NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Brooke Schipporeit with any questions.Current Year HTF Allocation
$3,000,000HTF State Resources
2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
2016 Annual Action Plan (PDF)Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:11 MB
State Housing Profile
Congressional District Housing Profile
Research and Data
National Housing Preservation Database
The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.
Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
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- COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources
Many cities and states are establishing rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This tracker links to news reports of various city, state and philanthropic rental assistance programs that are being established during the pandemic.
The state is planning to launch a $1million rental assistance program on Monday. It also has another $3 million in an Emergency Solutions Grant that will shortly be activated throughout the state. The funds are associated with the CARES Act which includes money to help lessen the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. https://tinyurl.com/y8mkbumf
Moab City of Moab, Grand County and the Housing Authority of South Eastern Utah will oversee the distribution of dontated funds to support rental assistance https://tinyurl.com/y8c2tfsv
In Salt Lake City, the Men’s Resource Center is no longer accepting new clients but continues to shelter its existing residents.
The Utah Housing and Community Development Division launched a new Rental Assistance Program on May 11. More than $4 million is available through several programs, including existing federal HOME funds and the CARES Act. The program is designed to help those whose income has been impacted by the pandemic but are not eligible for unemployment benefits.
Housing advocates, faith leaders, and civic groups are urging Utah Governor Gary Herbert to extend the COVID-19-related rent deferral and eviction moratorium for two more months.
Utah advocates have expanded their efforts to test people experiencing homelessness, low-income renters, and Latino community members for the coronavirus. The Midtown Community Health Center, which operates clinics and shelters, is pre-screening individuals before they enter the shelter and has begun drive-thru testing.
Tara Rollins and Francisca Blanc of the Utah Housing Coalition, an NLIHC state partner, highlighted the need for Utahans to ensure that all essential workers have access to a safe, affordable home.
The Utah Economic Response Task Force released a health and economic recovery plan that includes loan and mortgage freezes.