Help Available For Utah Renters Facing Eviction
The national eviction moratorium, which was put in place to help tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic, has expired. However, there are ways Utahns can still get help.Those who are struggling to pay on time and in fall can apply for assistance on the Utah Rent Relief website. To qualify, applicants must have a combined income at or below 80% of their area’s median income, qualify for unemployment, have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19 at some point, experience household instability, and the applicant must reside in the house and be on the lease.
If help is received, the assistance funds can be used to pay for current rent plus three months of prospective rent, past-due rent, eligible fees, security deposits or utility costs including internet and other home energy costs.