Weber Housing Authority has announced the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help households with maintaining current living situations and avoiding evictions due to financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. The assistance will be available to households that have experienced financial hardship and have applied for and been denied Unemployment Benefits.

“We are very concerned about the welfare of our county residents during this difficult time,” stated Weber County Commissioner Gage Froerer. “The purpose of the Rental Assistance Program is to help those who have nowhere else to go, those who have exhausted all other resources and need help”

Assistance is available to all Weber County residents outside of Ogden, which has its own program. 

Those looking to apply for the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Rental payment must be in arrears or due within 10 days.
  • Households must meet income requirements per resident (see link below).
  • Must be able to verify that Unemployment Benefits have been applied for and denied.
  • Must be able to provide social security cards for each member of the household, 2019 tax information, and current income information.

Payments will not exceed $1,500 per household and will be paid directly to the landlord or management agency. Assistance is on a first come, first serve basis and will only be offered once per household. 

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.webercountyutah.gov/Housing-Authority/documents/ERA%20Covid-19.pdf or contact the Weber Housing Authority at 801-399-8691.