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Public Housing

The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City owns and operates three Conventional Public Housing developments for Senior Citizens and mixed population. Public Housing is subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and serves those at or below 80% of the area median income. Potential program participants are screened for income eligibility, housekeeping practices, previous landlord references, credit references, and we conduct a criminal background check. The program participant will pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent. Several units in each development were built specifically for, and are used by people with disabilities.

How does the Public Housing Program work?



Once your application is completed and signed by you, it is dated and time stamped received, processed and placed on the waiting list.
Maintenance Request


Waiting List:

  1. Pre-applications are then placed on the waiting list according to date and time of the receipt of the completed application.
  2. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion prior to processing.
  3. When your pre-application reaches the top of the waiting list you will be notified by mail of the needed information to complete the application process.
  4. Once all information is provided and the screening process is complete, you will be offered housing provided all requirements are met.
  5. The length of the waiting period will vary according to the availability of units.

Occupying the Unit:

  • Your income will be reviewed and its source(s) verified.
  • Allowable deductions will be verified and deducted to determine unit rent per month.
  • A one year lease agreement will be signed and the first month rent collected.
  • A refundable security deposit will be collected.
  • A small pet is allowed according to the pet policy.
    • An additional pet deposit is required.
  • A beginning inspection of the unit will be conducted by a Housing Authority staff member and the resident.

One Year Lease Required:

  • The lease is for one year.
  • The resident may terminate the lease with a thirty (30) day written notice to the Housing Authority.
  • The Housing Authority may terminate the lease:
    • with a fourteen (14) day written notice for non-payment of rent
    • thirty (30) day written notice for repeated violations of the lease agreement and/or rules of occupancy
    • a three (3) day written notice for drugs and other criminal activity.

Rental Payments:

  • Residents make payment for rent and any other charges to the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City.
  • Rent is due and payable the first day of each month.
    • A late fee will be charged for delinquent payments.

What are my Responsibilities as a Resident in Public Housing?

  • Report all changes in income and family composition as they occur.
  • Pay rent on time.
  • Abide by the lease agreement and rules of occupancy.
  • Provide a thirty (30) day written notice to the Housing Authority when you plan to move.
  • Keep the dwelling unit in a safe, and sanitary condition at all times.
  • Report any repair problems to the Housing Authority promptly.