How Does HUD Calculate Income?
Annual income is calculated by projecting 12 months of income from all sources, except those that are excluded by HUD. Income exclusions could include income from training programs, resident service stipends and earned income tax credit refunds.
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
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.
PUBLIC HOUSING: HOW TO CALCULATE RENT - LawHelp.org
1. Generally the owner must use current circumstances to anticipate income. The owner calculates projected annual income by annualizing current income. Income that may not last for a full 12 months (e.g., unemployment compensation) should be calculated assuming current circumstances will last a full 12 months.
Chapter 5: Determining Income & Calculating Rent - 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