Help for Renters
Utah State Bar: Find a lawyer through the Utah State Bar’s lawyer search. Also has info on qualifying for reduced rates
Lawyers who specialize in housing and evictions:
People’s Legal Aid, 801-477-6975, plautah.org
Utah Legal Services, 801-388-8891, utahlegalservices.org
Lawyers who specialize in housing discrimination:
Utah Disability Law Center, 800-662-9080, disabilitylawcenter.org
Utah Housing Coalition, 801-364-0077, utahhousing.org
The coalition’s Renter’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help renters understand their legal rights available and is available in English & Spanish. To access the toolkit click HERE.
Rental Assistance & Financial Help
Utah Housing Assistance Program: Reach out if you are struggling to pay rent and utilities because of COVID-19
Utah Community Action: Can help you find general rental assistance and COVID-19 rental assistance.
Utah Renters Together:
An advocacy group with resources that also collects stories from evicted Utahns to help lobby for change in Utah’s housing laws.
Crossroads Urban Center:
Lots of Utahns get evicted when they miss a payment because another bill comes up. They have a car problem and can’t get to work and lose their job, or keeping the power on leaves them short on rent. Some renters choose to put food on the table and hope to push the rent payment back a few days.
The Crossroads Urban Center has an emergency food pantry in their Salt Lake City location. If you walk in you can also request help from their Virginia A. Walton Emergency Assistance Fund. The fund provides a small amount of help just when you need it.
- Gasoline vouches for $15 to a local service station (available once a year)
- Prescription vouchers to a local pharmacy (available once a year)
- Day passes for UTA (12 available a year)
- 30 day passes for UTA (need to be starting a new job, available once a year)
- Help stopping 48 hour utility cutoffs (available once every five years)
Contact them at 801-364-776, crossroadsurbancenter.org