Rent Basics

The amount of rent you pay in your Housing Authority-operated apartment will almost certainly be less than what you are paying currently. That's because we calculate your rent payment based on the amount of income in your household. In many cases we will ignore certain types of income and apply generous deductions to help reduce your monthly rent payment. The result? More money stays with your family to pay for the things you need. Below are just a few examples of rent calculations. To take advantage of this program, click here to apply today!


Young Family - Working Mother

Pay rate: $7 / hour

Average hours / week: 24

Child support income: $50 / week

Child care expense: $40 / week

Number of children: 3

Total annual income: $11,336

15% wage deduction: $1,310

Income deduction for child care expense: $2,080

Income deduction for minor children: $1,440

Adjusted income: $6,506

Adjusted income X 30% / 12 = Rent payment (including utilities): $163

 

Senior Citizen - No Others In Household

Monthly social security benefit: $400

Monthly medical prescription expense: $150

Total annual income: $4,800

Medical expense deduction: $1,656

Senior Citizen deduction: $400

Adjusted income: $2,744

Adjusted income X 30% / 12 = Rent payment (including utilities): $69