Eligibility

To receive HOME assistance, households must have incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median household income, adjusted for household size, and determined annually by HUD.  The City uses HUD's Part 5 definition to determine income eligibility.  Part 5 income definition is defined as the gross amount of income of all adult household members that is anticipated to be received during the coming 12-month period.  Currently, the definition of annual income found at 24 CFR Part 5 is used by a variety of Federal programs, including:

  • The Home Investment Partnership Program
  • The Community Development Block Grant Program
  • The Section 8 Program
  • Public Housing Programs
  • The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program

Within each of these programs, the Part 5 definition of annual income can be used to determine program eligibility and, in some programs, the level of assistance the household will receive.

The table below shows current median income limits used to determine eligibility of applicants.

2014 HUD Income Limits

Family Size Income Limit

1

37,800

2

43,200

3

48,600

4

54,000

5

58,350

6

62,650

7

67,000

8

71,300

Income Limits are subject to change at any time.  Contact the Housing and Community Services Department for current income limits.