Emergency Rental Assistance

Utah received $385 million in federal funding to help eligible Utah households struggling to make rent, internet and/or utility payments and provide housing stability services. The Utah Department of Workforce Services Housing and Community Development, is administering the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a U.S. Treasury initiative passed through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and expanded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Emergency Rental Assistance program is intended to help tenants who are unable to pay their rent and/or utilities due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When a situation arises that is not covered in this policy, contact the Technical Support Team at 866-221-0265

Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

Homeowner’s Assistant Fund

The Treasury Department is issuing this guidance regarding the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF), which was established under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the ARP). According to ARP, the HAF was established to mitigate financial hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by providing funds to eligible entities for the purpose of preventing homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020, through qualified expenses related to mortgages and housing.