# What Are Payment Standards?

The Payment Standard is the maximum amount of assistance a family can receive and is based on the region's fair market rent and funding from HUD. This is not the maximum rent that can be charged by landlords.

Do payment standards include utilities?

The Payment Standard includes a Utility Allowance component of $ 50. So, if an apartment includes utilities, the rent would have to be below $710 to be within the Payment Standard.

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How are payment standards calculated?

In the median rent method, HUD determines the exception payment standard amount by multiplying the FMR times a fraction of which the numerator is the median gross rent of the exception area and the denominator is the median gross rent of the entire FMR area.

*24 CFR Â§ 982.503 - Payment standard amount and schedule.*

How do payment standards work?

Payment standards are the amount your voucher will pay. You will pay some of that amount, and your Housing Authority will pay the rest. For example: Jane's payment standard is $1,000. Jane pays $100 and the Housing Authority pays $900.

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What are HUD payment standards?

The PHA determines a payment standard that is between 90 percent and 110 percent of the Fair Market Rents (FMRs). FMRs regularly published by HUD, represent the cost to rent a moderately-priced dwelling unit in the local housing market.

*Fair Market Rents | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...*