Five County Deposit Assistance

Please note: as of 7/11/17 all deposit assistance funds have been exhausted. New funds may be available in October. Please check back with us then.

One purpose of the Community Services Block Grant is to help overcome barriers to stability and self-sufficiency. Many individuals who can pay rent and/or utilities may not have deposits to move into an affordable housing units.

Five County’s Deposit Assistance Program helps households below the 125% federal poverty guideline with one-time rental/utility deposits. It also includes a renter toolkit and a Utah Food Bank Move-in Box.

What this program is:

  • Deposits given to landlords / utility companies
  • Deposits for rentals that are around 30% of household monthly income
  • Help for working households in shelter who are not eligible for rapid re-housing assistance
  • Help for community members moving into more affordable housing
  • Help for low-income families moving into the area for a new job
  • Help doubled-up families in the area who are living in unsafe housing (too many individuals than what city code allows).

What this program is not:

  • Homeless prevention
  • On-going rental assistance
  • Mortgage / down payment assistance (this program is for rentals only!)
  • A method to move into housing which is not affordable and reasonable for the living situation (examples: rent is more than 60% of monthly income; a single person wanting to move into a house for the purpose of subleasing; a family of 6 moving into a studio apartment not meant for that many people; etc.)
  • A method of moving family members from out of the area for non-employment reasons (such as for retirement).

When candidates are approved for rental assistance, they will receive a rental move-in form for their landlord to complete. They will also be asked to submit a copy of the lease. Checks are mailed generally once a week.

For more information, please call (435) 674-5757.