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Payment Standards, Income Limits, and Utility Allowance 

 Payment Standards, Effective January 1, 2020 for ALL contracts:

SRO

0 Bedrooms  

1 Bedroom  

2 Bedrooms  

3 Bedrooms  

4 Bedrooms  

$1,227

$1,636  

$1,988  

$2,462

$3,346  

$4,092

 

Payment Standards, Effective July 1, 2019 for all new contracts:

SRO

0 Bedrooms  

1 Bedroom  

2 Bedrooms  

3 Bedrooms  

4 Bedrooms  

$1,161

$1,549  

$1,876  

$2,338

$3,217  

$3,945

 Payment Standards, Effective November 1, 2017 for all existing contracts:

SRO

0 Bedrooms  

1 Bedroom  

2 Bedrooms  

3 Bedrooms  

4 Bedrooms  

$1,183

$1,578  

$1,895  

$2,390

$3,318  

$3,824

 

HUD Income Guidelines, Effective April 1, 2021

Families admitted to the Section 8 program must be extremely low income (30% of area median income), or very low income (50% of area median income).  If a family was participating in any other 1937 Housing Act program at the time they were issued a voucher, they may qualify with income up through the low income category (up to 80% of area median income).

 

Household
Size

30% of Median
Extremely Low

50% of Median
Very Low

1

$28,800

$47,950

2

 32,900

  54,800

3

  37,000

  61,650

4

  41,100

  68,500

5

  44,400

  74,000

6

  47,700

  79,500

7

  51,000

  84,950

8

  54,300

  90,450

2021 Utility Allowances

 Utility Allowance, Effective July 1, 2021 for Row House/Townhouse & Semi-Detached/Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex

Utility Allowance (pdf)        

Utility Allowance, Effective July 1, 2021 for Detached House (Single Family Residence)

Utility Allowance (pdf)       

Utility Allowance, Effective July 1, 2021 for Apartments (5 or more units)

Utility Allowance (pdf)        


2020 Utility Allowances

 Utility Allowance, Effective July 1, 2020 for Row House/Townhouse & Semi-Detached/Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex

Utility Allowance (pdf)       

Utility Allowance, Effective July 1, 2020 for Detached House (Single Family Residence)

Utility Allowance (pdf)      

Utility Allowance, Effective July 1, 2020 for Apartments (5 or more units)

Utility Allowance (pdf)       

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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