Does HUD Use Adjusted Gross Income?
Adjusted Income is defined as Annual Income minus any HUD allowable deductions. So, to calculate your Adjusted Income, you must first calculate your Annual Income, and then subtract certain amounts deemed “deductible” by HUD.
A family's anticipated gross income determines not only eligibility for assistance, but also determines the rent a family will pay and the subsidy required. The anticipated income, subject to exclusions and deductions the family will receive during the next twelve (12) months, is used to determine the family's rent.
Why Determining Income and Rent Correctly is Important - HUD
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. An HA determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
HUD's Public Housing Program | HUD.gov / US Department
(1) The full amount, before any payroll deductions, of wages and salaries, overtime pay, commissions, fees, tips and bonuses, and other compensation for personal services; (2) The net income from the operation of a business or profession.
Attachment A – Section 8 Definition of Annual Income - HUD