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There are 61 low-income apartments in Salt Lake that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 54 low-income homes in Salt Lake where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $360 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 1st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Salt Lake, Utah

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Davis Community Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Utah Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Salt Lake.

Salt Lake, Utah Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Salt Lake, Utah

Salt Lake features 54 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Salt Lake, Utah

There are 61 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salt Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salt Lake, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Salt Lake landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Salt Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salt Lake, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,135 and $1,387.

2023 Salt Lake, Utah Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Salt Lake, Utah Fair Market Rent $946 $1,032 $1,261 $1,734 $2,103
Salt Lake, Utah Payment Standard Range $851 to $1,041 $929 to $1,135 $1,135 to $1,387 $1,561 to $1,907 $1,893 to $2,313

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Salt Lake, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 115
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 54
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.28%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 3.15
Median Household Income $71,421 ±$5,066
Median Rent $961 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.1% ± 11.38pp
Total Population 18,046

Population and Household Demographics

Salt Lake is a city in Davis County, Utah with a population of 18,046. There are 5,737 households in the city with an average household size of 3.15 persons. 27.28% of households in Salt Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salt Lake

The median gross income for households in Salt Lake is $71,421 a year, or $5,952 a month. The median rent for the city is $961 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salt Lake, a household making less than $3,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Salt Lake.

Area Median Income In Salt Lake

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Salt Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Davis County.

In Salt Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Salt Lake

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Salt Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Salt Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,350 $25,550 $28,750 $31,900 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Salt Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Salt Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,600 $68,100 $76,600 $85,100 $91,950 $98,750 $105,550 $112,350