From mortgage and loan assistance and counseling to discounted building materials and help with minor repairs or utilities, there are so many programs and resources available to make housing affordable and accessible to all. Here is a comprehensive list of the resources we have found to be the most helpful.
Programs to Assist in Home Ownership
Assist Inc | 801 355-7085
Provides emergency home repairs and accessibility design assistance to low-income households or persons with disabilities.
Community Development Corporation of Utah | 801 994-7222
Provides homeowner education, down payment assistance, real estate representation, and financing.
Habitat for Humanity
Provides new home construction and critical home repairs.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Retail outlet where quality used and surplus building materials are donated. Products are then sold at below retail prices.
NeighborWorks Salt Lake + Murray ★
Homebuyer development through financial coaching, budgeting, and debt management. Loans are available for home purchases and home repair.
Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND)
Housing programs for home repair and home buyers. Also, handyman services provided to seniors 62+ for small household repairs.
Utah Housing Coalition
Promotes equitable and sustainable communities to ensure all Utahns have a safe and affordable place to call home.
Utah Community Action Weatherization
Helps low-income individuals and families reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes.
Utah Housing Corporation ★
Provides loan assistance and mortgage help to qualifying individuals and families.
Programs to Assist in Finding Affordable Rentals and Section 8 Housing
Utah Affordable Housing Database ★
A searchable database for finding available, affordable rental housing and apartments.
Affordable Housing Online
Provides a database of low-income apartments and waiting lists.
Trulia Section 8 Search ★
Here’s a great article on how to find Section 8 Housing through Trulia's rental database.