Fresno Housing Authority staff negotiates the contract rent amount with the property owner and ensures that this amount is “rent reasonable” and affordable to the family. In the first year of the contract, the tenant portion is between 30 – 40% of the family’s monthly adjusted income. After the first year of the contract, the rent may exceed 40% of the family’s adjusted monthly income.
Any changes to the tenant portion of the rent will be stated in a written notification to the Housing Choice Voucher participant and the property owner.
Tools used to calculate the allowable contract rent and the tenant portion of rent include:
- Income Limits
- Occupancy Standards
- Payment Standards (updated 2018) – based on Fair Market Rent, as established by HUD
- 2018 HCV Utility Allowance Schedules
- Rent Affordability Calculator
For information related to rent payments, participants should contact their caseworker: (559) 443-8400.