|Housing Authority||Wait List||Sr./Dis.||Other||Wait List|
|Ogden Housing Authority||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake||Closed||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Housing Authority of Salt Lake City||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Beaver City Housing Authority||Not Applicable||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Provo City Housing Authority||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Davis Community Housing Authority||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Housing Authority of Utah County||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Emery County Housing Authority||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Housing Authority of Carbon County||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|Tooele County Housing Authority||Open||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|St. George Housing Authority||Not Applicable||Open||Not Applicable||Open|
|West Valley City Housing Authority||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Not Open|
Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.
The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.
Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.
In Utah, 12 Public Housing Authorities operate 1,805 public housing rental units in 23 apartment buildings or communities.
Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.
In Utah, out of 12 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 1 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 11 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.