Here’s what you need to do if you can’t pay rent

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- The eviction moratorium Governor Herbert put in place on April 1 during the COVID-19 pandemic expired on Friday.

Governor Herbert put the moratorium in place while the state was waiting for federal financial help from the CARES Act, a 2.2 trillion dollar package that Congress passed.

“That financial help is now flowing into the state of Utah,” he said.

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The Utah Housing Coalition is offering information to help Utahns know what they need to do if they can’t pay rent and face eviction.

Find some self-help resources in this video:

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Utah Legal Services:

The coalition encourages renters to immediately communicate with their landlords if they cannot pay rent to work out a possible repayment schedule. 

Those looking for financial assistance can call 2-1-1 to determine if they are eligible to receive financial help through various funds.

More resources are available on the Utah Housing Coalition COVID-19 website.

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