Homelessness in Salt Lake

Learn more about the impact of homelessness in your community

An interfaith alliance helping children and families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting self-sufficiency.

Statistics for Homelessness in Utah and Throughout Salt Lake County

  • Families make up 35% of the people in Utah experiencing homelessness.
  • More than two-thirds of Utah’s homeless population is in Salt Lake County.
  • As of this 2017 study, 240 of the people experiencing homelessness in Utah were veterans. Throughout the country, veterans are more likely to experience homelessness than non-veterans.
  • Utah has a shortage of affordable housing. The average fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Utah is $885 per month. Renters would need to make $17.02 per hour to afford that amount of rent, but on average renters make far less—$13.26 per hour.
  • The average fair market rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Salt Lake City is $990 per month.
  • Victims of domestic violence and people with mental illness make up the largest subsets of Utah’s homeless population.
  • The point in time study found that 961 of the people experiencing homelessness in Utah were victims of domestic violence.


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How can you make a difference?

Are you looking for a way to help families in your community? Family Promise Salt Lake can help you find ways to make a positive impact. Make a Donation Today!

Your donations help us provide safe short-term housing for families experiencing homelessness. Your generosity also allows us to provide these families with the resources and support they need to find lasting independence and stability.

If you aren’t in a position to make a financial donation, there are still many ways you can make an impact. Volunteer your time, talk to your congregation about participating in our shelter program, or donate kitchen, bedding, and other in-kind items.

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