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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 Payment Standards 2016-Section 8 & VASH
|Albany, Castro Valley, Emeryville||2/8/2016||$1,352||$1,630||$2,061||$2,873||$3,203||$3,684||$4,164|
|Fremont, Newark, Union City||2/8/2016||$1,394||$1,680||$2,124||$2,961||$3,301||$3,797||$4,291|
|Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo||2/8/2016||$1,311||$1,580||$1,998||$2,785||$3,105||$3,571||$4,037|
|Manufactured Home Space Rent||2/8/2016||$842||$842||$842||$842||$842||$842||$842|