Housing Connect

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

Housing Connect is a Public Housing Agency in Salt Lake City, Utah 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 August 18th, 2019, Housing Connect has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Connect serves Salt Lake County.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Limited Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Salt Lake County, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Connect Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Housing Connect (HC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, since at least May, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: According to HC, this waiting list is designated, "for homeless individuals and families who have a documented disabling condition.  To qualify for these vouchers you must agree to live in a specific location and provide third party documentation that you meet the requirement."

To apply, visit the HC office, located at 3595 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.

For more information visit the HC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 05/23/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

Housing Connect (HC) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here. Select the Public Housing waiting list checkbox under the "Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake" side of the page.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information visit the HC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (801) 284-4472.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/23/2019.

Other Housing Connect Waiting Lists

Closed: Salt Lake County, Utah Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Connect Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in February, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the Housing Connect website.

Last Updated on 05/23/2019.

About Housing Connect

More information about Housing Connect can be found on its website at https://www.housingconnect.org/. Representatives of Housing Connect may be available by phone at (801) 284-4400. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Connect Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Connect manages 2,434 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,072 135 19 185 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $682 $810 $1,155 $550 $589
Monthly Cost $1,412,787 $109,383 $21,940 $101,833 $12,370

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.


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