There are 12,267 low-income apartments in Salt Lake County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Salt Lake County, Utah can range from $629 to $1,399 depending on the number of bedrooms.
Rental assistance programs support 3,478 low-income homes in Salt Lake County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $335 towards rent each month.
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 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; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Family Unification Program (FUP)|
Salt Lake County features 3,478 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 12,267 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salt Lake County.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Salt Lake County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Salt Lake County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salt Lake County, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,354 and $1,654.
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 County, Utah Fair Market Rent||$1,051||$1,258||$1,504||$2,061||$2,308|
|Salt Lake County, Utah Payment Standard Range||$946 to $1,156||$1,132 to $1,384||$1,354 to $1,654||$1,855 to $2,267||$2,077 to $2,539|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||221|
|Total Low Income Apartments||15,758|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||3,478|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.76%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.74|
|Average Household Size||3.03|
|Median Household Income||$62,117 ±$560|
|Median Rent||$936 ±$8|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45.92% ± 1.29pp|
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.
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.
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 $106,000
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Salt Lake County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Salt Lake County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Salt Lake County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.