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Resources for Renters


A message to Landlords & Tenants
For years, landlords and tenants have struggled to communicate with one another in a manner that allows the concerns, issues, and rights of both parties to be mutually respected and addressed. Property owners and managers have struggled to maintain their businesses and livelihoods while balancing the needs of tenants. Tenants have had difficulty understanding the purpose behind what can seem like heavy-handed policies and rules. Both sides of the overall landlord/tenant issue have valid concerns.

This booklet (ArabicEnglish, Spanish​ and Vietnamese) aims to address some of those concerns in a meaningful, mutually respectful way. It is our goal to provide information to tenants that will be useful in addressing the interests of both landlords and tenants and will ultimately act as a guide to being successful in rental housing. To that end, we provide information here that is divided into 2 categories: Being a Successful Tenant, and Renters’ Rights. We believe that these sections will strengthen the business relationship between property owners, property managers, and renters.  

Renters Living in Foreclosed Properties

This webpage is designed to assist tenants and their advocates to protect and enforce their rights under the PTFA.  While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, the material provided on this page, including the draft documents provided in the attached Toolkit, are only recommendations and do not constitute legal advice. In all cases, tenants are advised to contact an attorney.

Housing Authorities provide affordable housing choices for low-income renters. These agencies offer programs for rental assistance, such as Section 8 housing vouchers and may also own and manage properties designated for low-income households. Housing Authorities typically maintain a waiting list for vacant units and available housing vouchers.

To be eligible for a housing voucher or other housing assistance at a Housing Authority, you must meet certain income thresholds based upon your household size. Contact the Housing Authority in your area for more information or to apply for housing assistance. Click here for a list of Utah Housing Authorities

Other Resources

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  • United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral is a statewide service of United Way of Salt Lake that connects people to important health, human, and community service programs.

  • The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private non-profit organization. We are designated as the Protection and Advocacy agency for the state of Utah to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Utah.

  • Utah Legal Services is a nonprofit law office committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns

  • Salt Lake Community Action Program is a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services aimed at helping low-income people become self-sufficient.

  • Free or low cost resources for the Latin/Hispanic community. Their mission is to promote the well-being of culturally diverse and underserved individuals by providing services for health, safety, legal and social growth.

  • AAA Fair Credit Foundation is a nationally certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing financial counseling, financial education, debt management, and asset-building programs

  • The National Housing Preservation Database allows users to search for affordable housing by area, housing type, funding stream and other characteristics of affordable housing.

  • The Utah Affordable Housing Database is operated by the state of Utah and provides up to date information on affordable housing choices in Utah. Users can search based upon their individual housing needs.

  • The Antidiscrimination & Labor Division's Fair Housing focus is to administer and enforce Utah's Fair Housing Act.