Is HUD Based On Income?
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.
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.
How Much HUD Rental Assistance Can I Get? - Home Guides
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
Among the excluded items are employment income earned by children under age 18; payments received for the care of foster children; adoption assistance in excess of $480 per child; amounts received to pay for medical expenses; income of a live-in aide; and special pay of a family member in the Armed Forces exposed to ...
Income Eligibility and Rent in HUD Rental Assistance Programs