Family Support

The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

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Eligible households have:

  1. Combined household income at or below 80% of area median income

  2. Someone in the household has qualified for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19

  3. Household is experiencing housing instability (for example, received a past-due utility or rent notice or eviction notice, or living in unsafe or unhealthy living conditions) due to COVID-19

  4. The applicant resides in the household and is on the lease

 

If you are applying for rental assistance, please note that Open Doors will stop accepting rental assistance for the statewide COVID rent relief program beginning February 26, 2021. Beginning March 15, 2021, please visit https://rentrelief.utah.gov/ to apply online.

Thank you for your patience during the transition. The CDC has extended the eviction Moratorium until March 31, 2021. If you are worried about immediate eviction, we encourage you to complete the CDC DECLARATION FORM (https://www.plautah.org/get-help-2/court-forms) and provide a copy to your landlord.

If you have received an eviction or court documents prior to reaching out to our agency or while waiting to hear back from our agency, reach out immediately to People’s Legal Aid (PLA) (https://www.plautah.org/contact). PLA is a new non-profit legal aid organization in Utah focused on providing free legal assistance to people dealing with eviction and debt collection.

Coronavirus Rent Relief Utah

Crisis and Respite Nursery

24-hour Crisis/Respite Nurseries provide free and confidential emergency care day and night for children 0-11 years of age for parents in distress, giving children a safe haven while parents work to create a more stable, healthy home environment.

Parent Education

Family Support Case Management focuses on the prevention of crisis in at-risk families through weekly visits and parent education classes, providing parenting skills, training, and literacy enhancement leading to family stability and children’s educational success.