Emergency Rental Assistance Program Announced

Do you need financial help after being impacted by COVID-19? You may be eligible for assistance with rent, utilities, security deposits, fees and overdue rent.

The Utah State Department of Workforce Services has launched www.rentrelief.utah.gov for rental assistance statewide.  Davis County encumbered $10.7 million for the use of county households struggling to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the $215 million available statewide.

You may be eligible for rental assistance if you meet each of the following requirements:

  • Combined household income at or below 80% of area median income
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Applicant resides in the household and is on the lease

Eligible Expenses

  • Current rent and three months prospective rent (with a termed lease)
  • Past-due rent
  • Eligible fees
  • Security deposit
  • Utilities, internet and home energy costs


Your application will be processed more quickly if you can provide the following documents:

  • Your full lease agreement (all pages)
  • A copy of your landlord’s W-9 or landlord contact information
  • A ledger from your landlord showing outstanding rent and/or other fees
  • Income certification
  • 2020 1040 tax form (or W-2, 1099, K-1, etc.)
  • Recent paystubs (30 days)
  • Unemployment insurance weekly payment history (if applicable)
  • Past-due utility bill (if applicable)
  • Eviction notice (if applicable)

See if you qualify — the program runs until December 2021. Funding subject to availability. Learn more at RentRelief.utah.gov.