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Based on the market rent

People also ask

  • How do you calculate my rent?

  • We use your total household assessable income to calculate your rent. You will pay rent based on 25% of your total household assessable income. Your rent can change after you’ve started your tenancy – for example, your household income may change if someone leaves or joins the household. Need to talk to someone about your rent?

  • How does the Housing Administrator calculate rent?

  • The housing administrator will annualize the family’s monthly income and subtract the deductions. She will multiply the income by 30 percent, and this will be the tenant’s portion of rent. The family pays its part of the rent directly to the property owner. HUD pays the remaining portion.

  • How much of your income should go toward rent?

  • According to a recent study by Harvard University, 10.9 million renters (one in four) spend more than half of their income on housing. The government sets an income affordability standard for housing at 30 percent. This means anyone paying more than 30 percent of their income on rent is cost burdened and could need affordable housing assistance.

  • How much does it cost to rent an affordable housing property?

  • For example, an affordable housing property may charge all tenants $500 for a 1-bedroom unit in an area where the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a 1-bedroom unit is $700. In regards to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, it is important to find a unit that is below or near the FMR rate of that area.