Utah Programs and Resources

The following government funding programs, contacts and resources are available in Utah.



The following programs are available to you in the state.


Low Income Tax Credits (LIHTC)
2479 S Lake Park Blvd
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: (801) 902-8200




Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Multifamily Housing

2479 S Lake Park Blvd
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: (801) 902-8200

Utah Housing offers tax-exempt bond financing for multifamily rental housing projects rented to low and moderate income persons. Generally, the amount of bonds that may be issued in any calendar year is limited by the amount of Private Activity Bonds that Utah is entitled to under Federal Law. Allocations of Private Activity Bond authority to specific projects are obtained through the Private Activity Bond Review Board. UHC adopts Reimbursement Resolutions.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-538-8723
Fax: 801-538-8888

The State of Utah Community Development Block Grant program provides grants to cities and towns of fewer than 50,000 in population and counties of fewer than 200,000 people. The entitlement cities of Clearfield, Layton, Logan, Ogden, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy, St. George, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley City, and the county of Salt Lake have similar programs designated for their areas and are not eligible for the State Small Cities CDBG program. Potential applicants should contact those entities directly.

The purpose of the Small Cities program is “to assist in developing viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes.”

The 2009 program year is the 28th in which the Small Cities CDBG program has been administered by the State of Utah. The Utah program is unique compared to other states which utilize a more centralized funds-distribution process. In Utah, the program is based on public input through local governments which establish priorities for local projects consistent with state and federal guidelines.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-538-8723
Fax: 801-538-8888

HUD’s new Neighborhood Stabilization Program will provide emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides grants to every state and certain local communities to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes. The program is authorized under Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund (PAHTF)
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-538-8723
Fax: 801-538-8888
The Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund (PAHTF), formerly known as the Homeless Trust Fund, has been administered by the Department of Community and Culture since 1983. Funded by the Utah State Legislature and by contributions made by individuals on their Utah Individual Income Tax Form TC-40, this money goes to fund various agencies statewide in moving people from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Funding from the PAHTF is a critical component in Utah?s Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

Eligible activities for funding under the PAHTF include: emergency shelter operations, meals, transitional housing, case management services, homeless outreach and day centers. Agencies providing these services are encouraged to apply for funding. The application period for funding runs during the months of January and February. Awards are made by the State Homeless Coordinating Committee in May with funding available during the State Fiscal Year (July 09 ? June 10). Typical awards amounts range from $10,000 – $30,000.

Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R)
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-538-8723
Fax: 801-538-8888

This funding is authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. Under the Recovery Act, recipients shall give priority to projects that can award contracts based on bids within 120 days of the grant agreement.

Private Activity Bond (PAB) Authority
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-538-8723
Fax: 801-538-8888
The Private Activity Bond (PAB) is Utah’s tax-exempt bonding authority creating a lower cost, long-term source of capital under the Federal Tax Act of 1986. As a result, the federal government allocates over $30.8 billion per year to states on a per capita basis, with Utah receiving $273,775,000 in 2010. Each state establishes its usage priorities by statute.

Navajo Revitalization Fund
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 538-8732
Fax: 801-538-8888

Capital projects and infrastructure, including electrical power, water, and other one-time need projects. Housing projects including purchase of new housing, construction of new housing or significant remodeling of existing housing. Matching educational endowments that promote economic development; promote Navajo culture, history and language; support postsecondary educational opportunities for Navajo students.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801-538-8723
Fax: 801-538-8888
In 1976, in response to the national energy crisis, the U.S. Department of Energy initiated the Weatherization Assistance Program. The program helps low-income households, particularly those with the elderly and disabled residents, reduce energy consumption. This lessens the impact of utility costs on limited household budgets and helps stimulate self-sufficiency.

The Utah Division of Housing and Community Development administers the Weatherization Assistance Program statewide through eight government and non-profit agencies. Benefits are provided in the form of non-cash grants to eligible households to make energy-efficiency improvements to those homes. Participating households average nearly 33 percent in savings, or approximately $285 per year, after the completion of weatherization improvements.

Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
Utah Geological Survey
The State of Utah will conduct a mail-in rebate program to help residents replace old, inefficient appliances with new, efficient ENERGY STAR� qualified and ultra-efficient appliances. The program is tentatively scheduled to begin in late April 2010 and will end when funds are depleted. Consumers are required to ”self-certify” proper disposal of replaced appliances.

Eligible Products:
* Clothes washers
* Room air conditioners
* Gas storage water heaters
* Gas tankless water heaters
* Gas furnaces

Program running late April 2010 – will end when funds are depleted

Other Utah Housing Programs

Your Senator may help you move your deals forward. Here’s who you can reach out to.

Mike Lee (R-UT)
316 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington Dc 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5444
Email: Contact Online
Website: http://lee.senate.gov

Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)
104 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington Dc 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5251
Email: Contact Online
Website: http://hatch.senate.gov/

House of Representatives
Congressmen don’t want boarded up properties or unaffordable housing in their districts. Reach out to them for a helping hand in getting your applications reviewed.

District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment
1 Bishop, Rob R 123 CHOB 202-225-0453 Armed Services
Natural Resources
2 Stewart, Chris R 323 CHOB 202-225-9730 Appropriations
3 Chaffetz, Jason R 2464 RHOB 202-225-7751 Homeland Security
Oversight and Government
the Judiciary
4 Matheson, Jim D 2211 RHOB 202-225-3011 Energy and Commerce

Large Cities and Communities
The following larger cities and communities are most likely to offer local programs:

  • Layton

Layton City Community Development

  • Ogden

Ogden Community Development

  • Orem

Orem City Community Services

  • Provo

Provo Re-Development Funding  Sources

  • Salt Lake City

SLC Office of Community & Economic Development

  • Sandy

Sandy City Community Development

  • South Jordan

South Jordan CDBG

  • St. George

St. George Housing & Economic Development

  • Taylorsville

Taylorsville Community Development

  • West Jordan

**West Jordan pushes to create downtown** (Salt Lake City Tribune)

West Jordan Community Development

  • West Valley City

West Valley City Grants

West Valley City Housing Department