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Critical Needs Housing


Critical Needs Housing (CNH) is a grant program funded by an appropriation from the Utah State Legislature for special housing purposes within the State. Eligible activities include the following:

  • Emergency Home Repair
  • Grants to Leverage Housing Monies (including HUD SHP grants)
  • Accessibility Design for Disabled Individuals
  • Technical Assistance to help write housing grants for rural agencies
  • Down Payments Assistance for Special Needs Rental Projects
  • Other projects that create housing for homeless households

All funds must be used to serve those whose income is at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The grant application for these funds is done as part of the Unified Homeless Application. This process typically begins in February each year with funds being awarded in May. The contract period for CNH grants runs from July to June on the State Fiscal Year.