The maximum amount BHA will pay toward rent is calculated by subtracting 30% of the household’s monthly adjusted income from the HUD established payment standard. For example:
You need a 3 bedroom unit. Your monthly adjusted income is $1,000 per month.
|$1,187.00||(Payment Standard for a 3 Bdrm Unit)|
|-$300.00||(30% of your monthly adjusted income)|
|$887.00||Maximum Amount BHA Will Pay Towards Your Rent|
If the rent amount for the unit that you are interested in is higher than the payment standard, your family will pay more than 30% of its monthly adjusted income. However, your rent cannot exceed 40% of your adjusted income.
Most landlords include utilities in their rent amount. However, if the tenant is responsible for utilities, they will be given a utility allowance. The Total Tenant Payment is reduced by the rate listed in the approved utility allowance schedule.
You can see the current adopted Payment Standards and Utility Allowance Schedule in the Policies, Procedures & Forms section of this website.