Affordable Housing In Salt Lake County
Utah

193 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salt Lake County

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

Heartland Mountainview Apartments

7050 S 1300 W
West Jordan, UT
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Birkhill Apartment Homes Phase III

Jummer Way
Murray, UT
$629-1,399
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Artesian Springs Apartments

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

Ball Park Apartments

1370 / 1380 South West Temple
Salt Lake, UT
$308-950
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Citifront Apartments

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

Westland Cove

2560 W Mockingbird Way
West Valley City, UT
$617-1,171
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 193 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 13,851 affordable apartments for rent in Salt Lake County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,274 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Salt Lake County, HUD housing programs support 1,381 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 10,577 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Salt Lake County

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Salt Lake County

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)
West Valley City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Salt Lake County, Utah

Salt Lake County, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 193
Total Low Income Apartments 13,851
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,274
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Total Population 1,078,958
Housing Units 351,892
Average Household Size 3.03
Median Household Income $62,117 ±$560
Median Rent $936 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.92% ± 1.29pp

Population and Household Demographics

Salt Lake County is a County in Utah with a population of 1,078,958. There are 351,892 households in the county with an average household size of 3.03 persons. 33.76% of households in Salt Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salt Lake County

The median gross income for households in Salt Lake County is $62,117 a year, or $5,176 a month. The median rent for the county is $936 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salt Lake County, a household making less than $3,120 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Salt Lake County.1

Area Median Income In Salt Lake County

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.

In Salt Lake County, 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 County

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 County HUD Rental Assistance in Salt Lake County

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 County

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, 89 low income apartment communities containing 8,971 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Salt Lake County 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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 County 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 County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$708 $870 $1,075 $1,518 $1,727

Cities In Salt Lake County

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City Listings Served By
Salt Lake City 123 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salt Lake City is the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City.
West Jordan 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Jordan is the Housing Connect.
West Valley City 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Valley City are the Housing Connect and West Valley City Housing Authority.
Bluffdale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluffdale is the Housing Connect.
West Valley 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Valley is the Housing Connect.
Magna 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Magna is the Housing Connect.
Midvale 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midvale is the Housing Connect.
Sandy 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy is the Housing Connect.
Riverton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverton is the Housing Connect.
Murray 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murray is the Housing Connect.
Draper 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Draper is the Housing Connect.
South Salt Lake 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Salt Lake is the Housing Connect.
Herriman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herriman is the Housing Connect.
Taylorsville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylorsville is the Housing Connect.
Kearns 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kearns is the Housing Connect.
South Jordan 0
South Salt Lake Cit 0
Holladay 0
Midval 0
Alta 0
Copperton 0
Cottonwood Heights 0
Emigration Canyon 0
Granite 0
Millcreek 0
White City 0