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Payment Standards: What they ARE and what they're NOT

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Payment Standards are set, at least, annually by the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) based on rental market informationpublished each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • A payment standard is HACA's maximum allowable monthly assistance toward an assisted family's gross rent.  Gross rent is the total of the (1) contract rent charged by the landlord; and (2) the utility allowance that HACA credits to the family for those essential utilities for which the family is responsible, including a stove or refrigerator provided by the family.
  • Payment standards DO NOT determine or limit the rent a landlord may charge. As described in "How Much Rent Can I Charge?", the maximum contract rent a landlord may charge is based on the reasonable rent for the unit and the family's income.
  • As applicable, payment standards DO determine how much of the rent is paid by HACA, and how much by the family.

HACA has increased its payment standards effective July 1, 2015 for annual reexaminations and new move-in.  Additionally HACA has increased its payment standards even higher for Veterans participating in the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program effective June 1, 2015.  Through the VASH program, in conjunction with HACA, staff from the Veterans Administration (VA) refer to veterans who are looking for housing to you and provide ongoing support to you and the veteran.  If you would like to learn more about how the VASH program can help you find qualified tenants, saving money on advertising costs, as well as time, contact Alfred Sims, Housing Specialist with the VA.  Mr. Sims can be contacted at (209) 272-5675or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HACA Payment Standards 2015-Section 8 (Effective 7/1/15)
  Effective Date 0-Br 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br
All Cities 7/1/2015 $1,142 $1,386 $1,743 $2,434 $2,987 $3,155 $3,213

 

HACA Payment Standards 2015-VASH (Effective 6/1/15)
  Effective Date 0-Br 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br
All Cities 6/1/2015 $1,246 $1,512 $1,902 $2,655 $3,259 $3,155 $3,213

 

HACA Payment Standards 2015-Section 8 and VASH (Effective 10/1/14)
  Effective Date 0-Br 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br
Albany 10/1/2014 $1,125 $1,225 $1,649 $1,992 $2,445 $2,812 $3,178
Castro Valley 10/1/2014 $1,031 $1,134 $1,555 $2,187 $2,778 $3,081 $3,178
Dublin 10/1/2014 $1,142 $1,386 $1,743 $2,319 $2,987 $3,062 $3,178
Emeryville 10/1/2014 $1,125 $1,200 $1,637 $1,992 $2,445 $2,812 $3,178
Fremont 10/1/2014 $1,125 $1,252 $1,716 $2,285 $2,808 $2,993 $3,178
Hayward 10/1/2014 $1,063 $1,134 $1,462 $2,074 $2,607 $3,132 $3,178
Newark 10/1/2014 $1,125 $1,219 $1,685 $2,307 $2,717 $2,812 $3,178
Pleasanton 10/1/2014 $1,142 $1,386 $1,743 $2,330 $2,987 $3,062 $3,178
San Leandro 10/1/2014 $1,031 $1,159 $1,523 $2,135 $2,676 $3,142 $3,178
San Lorenzo 10/1/2014 $1,031 $1,145 $1,553 $2,231 $2,608 $3,081 $3,178
Union City 10/1/2014 $1,125 $1,184 $1,614 $2,221 $2,637 $2,812 $3,178

 

    

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