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Housing Connect

3595 S Main Street
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84115

Housing Connect is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of May 15th, 2021, Housing Connect has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Connect serves Salt Lake County.

Housing Connect was formerly known as the Housing Authority of Salt Lake County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Salt Lake County, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Connect Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Connect Website:

Housing Connect Phone: (801) 284-4400.

Open Until Further Notice: Salt Lake County, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Connect Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 21, 2019 at 8:00 am MST, until further notice.

Please note: This is a joint waiting list opening by the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City and Housing Connect (formerly the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake). Applicants can use the same online application portal to apply for each housing authority's waiting list.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

    Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

    For more information, visit the Housing Connect website.

    Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City website, as of January 9, 2020.

    Service Area

    This waiting list is for rental assistance in Salt Lake County, Utah.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (801) 487-2161.

    Next Steps

    Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

    Last Updated on 02/07/2020.

    About Housing Connect

    More information about Housing Connect can be found on its website at

    Representatives of Housing Connect may be available by phone at (801) 284-4400. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

    HCV Portability Status

    As of May 15th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Connect is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As of 05/17/2019, Housing Connect is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

    About the Housing Connect Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Connect manages 2,885 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

    The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

    Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
    Vouchers 2,435 182 19 215 24
    Monthly Cost Per Voucher $760 $835 $1,280 $611 $632
    Monthly Cost $1,850,539 $151,936 $24,315 $131,308 $15,177

    Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Connect

    Waiting List and Tenancy

    According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 160 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 61 months on the waiting list1.

    Income Characteristics

    According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,774 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

    Heads of Household Characteristics

    2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

    46% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

    36% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

    Of all households participating in the Housing Connect Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

    Bedroom Size and Overhousing

    37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

    Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

    The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Connect voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $761. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.

    1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

    Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Connect

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    Valley Fair Village

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    Erin Meadows

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    Magna, Academy Park and Hunter

    5408 W 4060 S
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    Federal Dispersed

    15 E Southgate Ave
    Salt Lake City, Utah