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Connect to Housing

Housing Connect provides quality, affordable housing to low and moderate income households in Salt Lake County.

We administer our housing through numerous waiting lists: the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (formerly Section 8), Project-Based Vouchers (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration Project Based Vouchers (RAD PBV), and Public Housing. The Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is opening on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8 AM.

If you are looking for information about our affordable housing properties, please click here.

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Public Hearing:  Agency 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan – March 6, 2020

Public Hearing: Agency 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan – March 6, 2020

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Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist will Open Jan. 21st

Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist will Open Jan. 21st

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FAQs About Applying for Housing Programs

  • How do I know if I am eligible for housing assistance?

    Households qualify based on their annual gross family income. They must qualify under federal income limit guidelines, which are adjusted annually. Families must qualify under the “very low” income category according to the number of persons in their household.

    The 2019 income limits are as follows:

    • 1 person: $28,950
    • 2 people: $33,100
    • 3 people: $37,250
    • 4 people: $41,350
    • 5 people: $44,700
    • 6 people: $48,000
    • 7 people: $51,300
    • 8 people: $54,600
  • Do you have emergency housing or emergency assistance?

    No. Federal subsidized housing only has funds to assist a limited number of clients. There are not enough funds to assist everyone who qualifies. That is the reason why the wait may be several years. You may call #211 for information on emergency shelters or other emergency housing.

  • I just submitted my application, how long will I have to wait for help?

    There is no simple answer to this question because an applicant’s wait will depend upon the housing unit(s) they qualify or applied for and the date of their application, in addition to subsidy availability.

    Housing Connect assists approximately 3,100 households with Federal subsidies. It is difficult to predict when a household will come out of the program to make housing available to a new household. If you call, we are only able to tell you if you are a current applicant and when you applied.

  • What happens after I apply?

    If your name is drawn from the waitlist, we will send you a packet of forms to determine your eligibility to the program. We will notify you in writing once your eligibility is completed and that communication will contain the next step in the process.

    ** Please be certain to update your address at all times. If your address changes from the information on your application, you must tell us in writing. If we send you mail and it is returned by the post office, your name will be removed from the waitlist. **