HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU PAY AS RENT
Housing Choice Voucher Program
The amount of subsidy the Housing Authority will pay on your behalf is determined by your income and the
Housing Authority Payment Standard. The Housing Authority has verified your income and has determined an
amount that is 30% of your monthly adjusted income. This amount is shown on your application form or
transfer confirmation letter. The Housing Authority pays directly to the owner the difference between the
your 30% monthly adjusted
income. You pay the
as your share of the
rent. This difference may exceed 30% of your monthly income.
However, whenever a family moves to a new unit, the family’s share cannot exceed 40% of their monthly adjusted
income. After the first term of the lease, the landlord may raise the rent. The chart below will assist you in
calculating your initial rent.
ENTER THE LOWER OF LINE C OR LINE D
FAMILY 30% OF MONTHLY ADJUSTED INCOME:
HOUSING AUTHORITY PAYMENT
(Subtract Line F from Line E)
(Subtract Line G from Line A)
FAMILY 40% OF MONTHLY ADJUSTED INCOME:
(If Line I is more than line J, Family Share is too high.
Tenant must work with landlord to lower contract rent