Home & Financial
Beware of phishing emails, phone calls and apps trying to defraud the people in the community by using #Covid19 concerns. Here are two examples that have come up. Don’t go to the following site, Corona-virus-ma.com. Also, the app, Coronavirus App claims to track the virus, but will lock your phone until a ransom is paid.
- Consumer complaints can be submitted at slc.gov/consumerprotection
- Utah Department of Workforce Services posted an alert about COVID-19 Potential Fraud Scam. You can find it: https://jobs.utah.gov/blog/post/2020/03/26/covid-19-potential-fraud-scam-alert.
- The Utah Department of Commerce Division of Consumer Protection is taking complaints about price gouging and scams. Anyone with information call 801-530-6601 or 1-800-721-7233, or online at consumerprotection.utah.gov.
- Rocky Mountain Power Alert: Scammers are calling our customers and claiming to be from Rocky Mountain Power. The scammers threaten to shut off power unless you pay immediately. Don’t pay. Watch for the signs and use these tips to protect yourself and your family: http://rockymountainpower.net/scams
- Federal Bureau of Investigation: Cyber criminals use fake job listings to target applicants’ personally identifiable information.
- U.S. Justice Department: Report COVID-19 Fraud https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus.
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information: Avoid Coronavirus Scams https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts
- The Federal Communications Commission COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips website: https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams
- The World Health Organization has added a post warning the public to stay alert of cyber criminal activity. You can find it at https://www.who.int/about/communications/cyber-security.
Rent & Mortgage
General Resources for Renters
- Check out the compiled list of frequently asked questions and our housing AMA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miV3auzvJaM#action=share
- Click here to download the PDF of the FAQ. (insert PNG of PDF)
- Residents needing rent relief can call Utah Community Action at 801-359-2444. Residents facing eviction should contact People’s Legal Aid immediately at https://www.plautah.org/ or (801) 477-6975. https://www.slc.gov/mayor/2020/12/17/1-million-in-rent-assistance-still-available-for-slc-residents/
- Utah Gov rental assistance: https://jobs.utah.gov/covid19/rentalassist.pdf
Resources for Renters
- Utah DWS made available a Pandemic Rental Assistance flyer for renters who are not receiving unemployment benefits or, due to circumstances related to COVID-19, are unable to pay rent.
- Utah Legal Services: What Renters Need to Know if They Receive an Eviction Notice View on YouTube
- Self-Help Resources from the Utah State Courts: What Renters Need to Know View on YouTube
- You can download the 2020 Renter Toolkit available in English & Spanish. If you would like to receive hard copies, please email Francisca Blanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For COVID-19 Resources, please visit our web page. Please, let us know if you have additional resources that we need to add to our list.
- For community resources, individuals need to dial 211 to connect with organizations in their communities.
Resources for Utah Housing Coalition Members
Enterprise launched a Covid-19 response program, Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability, to provide relief funding and assistance to low-income renters and affordable housing providers.
The program offers nonprofit community partners flexible support, including emergency grants of up to $150,000 to help organizations stay afloat and meet the immediate needs of the families and individuals they serve; immediate and long-term guidance on resilience planning and financial strategies; and aid for organizations seeking critical government relief funds and other interventions that can help address resident and community needs.
This multi-million dollar philanthropic effort is led by an initial $2 million contribution from the Wells Fargo Foundation as part of its $175 million commitment in response to Covid-19, as well as substantial contributions from Ballmer Group and Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Enterprise also contributed $1.4 million of its own resources to the program to help meet the overwhelming demand. For more information, visit Enterprise’s Covid-19 news and information hub today.
How can I help my neighbors?
The City is organizing to support our neighbors through local, community-network assistance and we’re asking for your help.
First, if you haven’t already, make sure you have your neighbors’ contact information so you can call, text or email them. Talk with them about emergency planning, whether anyone in the household has unique needs like essential prescriptions or medical care, and how you might be able to help one another should this situation escalate.
You can also visit https://nextdoor.com/ to connect with your neighbors.
If you are able to assist a neighbor who needs help during this time, use this form we’ve created to let them know all the ways in which you are able to help them: