Affordable Housing In Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, Utah

123 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salt Lake City

Friendship Manor Apartments

1320 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Market Rate
Subsidized

Bodhi Salt Lake City

750 W South Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT
$875-1,375
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bridge Projects

511 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Holladay Hills

3690 S Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
$745-858
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Artesian Springs Apartments

4205 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT
$850
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Citifront Apartments

641 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Taylor Springs Apartments

1812 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
HCV Welcome

9th East Lofts

444 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT
HCV Welcome

Escalante Apartments I

1040 N Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Jackson Apartments

274 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Salt Lake City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Salt Lake City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Other Housing Authorities located in Salt Lake City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Connect 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); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Salt Lake City, Utah

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 123 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,909 affordable apartments for rent in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake City features 2,302 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 5,607 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 123
Total Low Income Apartments 7,909
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,302
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $47,243 ±$1,179
Median Rent $818 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.48% ± 1.93pp
Total Population 190,679

Population and Household Demographics

Salt Lake City is a City in Salt Lake County, Utah with a population of 190,679. There are 75,330 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 51.98% of households in Salt Lake City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salt Lake City

The median gross income for households in Salt Lake City is $47,243 a year, or $3,937 a month. The median rent for the city is $818 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salt Lake City, a household making less than $2,727 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Salt Lake City.1

Area Median Income In Salt Lake City

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 City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Salt Lake County.

In Salt Lake City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 City

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 Salt Lake City HUD Rental Assistance in Salt Lake City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Salt Lake City

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2007, 59 low income apartment communities containing 4,909 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Salt Lake City by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Salt Lake City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
60% of Median $34,740 $39,720 $44,700 $49,620 $53,640 $57,600 $61,560 $65,520

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Salt Lake City is $44,700 a year, or $3,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,118 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $724 $776 $931 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
60% $869 $931 $1,118 $1,291 $1,440 $1,589
Fair Market Rents in Salt Lake City

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$790 $964 $1,176 $1,649 $1,870