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A national eviction moratorium is in place, but people still need to pay their rent

Posted at 1:33 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 15:33:16-04

Although a national eviction moratorium has been put in place, people still need to pay their rent. The state has a program in place that can help.

Christina Davis, Department of Workforce Services Communication Manager, says the Housing Program is available until December 30, 2020 to help Utahns pay rent.

The program can pay up to $2,000 a month for rent, utilities, late fees and security deposits. That can include back rent as well.

There are two simple eligibility requirements:

  1. Combined gross income at or below 100 percent area median income. Your local agency can help you figure out what that amount is.
  2. Experienced a loss of income or financial hardship related to COVID-19. This could be a job loss, a reduction in hours or even a medical impact.

To learn more about eligibility and where to apply, renters should call 2-1-1 to find their local agency. Callers should be aware there may be wait times, or that they may need to leave a voicemail message so that staff can call them back.

You can learn more at RentRelief.utah.gov.