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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 2014 (10/1/13)
  Effective Date 0-Br 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br
Albany 10/1/2013 $944 $1,140 $1,497 $1,984 $2,434 $2,799 $3,528
Castro Valley 10/1/2013 $932 $1,130 $1,421 $1,984 $2,495 $2,799 $3,528
Dublin 10/1/2013 $1,070 $1,298 $1,633 $2,281 $2,798 $2,799 $3,528
Emeryville 10/1/2013 $932 $1,130 $1,421 $1,984 $2,434 $2,799 $3,528
Fremont 10/1/2013 $981 $1,133 $1,460 $2,052 $2,490 $2,799 $3,528
Hayward 10/1/2013 $981 $1,130 $1,421 $1,984 $2,434 $2,808 $3,528
Newark 10/1/2013 $981 $1,190 $1,479 $2,070 $2,565 $2,799 $3,528
Pleasanton 10/1/2013 $981 $1,130 $1,421 $2,062 $2,565 $2,799 $3,528
San Leandro 10/1/2013 $932 $1,130 $1,421 $1,984 $2,434 $2,850 $3,528
San Lorenzo 10/1/2013 $932 $1,130 $1,451 $2,000 $2,439 $2,799 $3,528
Union City 10/1/2013 $932 $1,130 $1,428 $1,984 $2,434 $2,799 $3,528

 

HACA Payment Standards 2013 (10/1/12)
  Effective Date 0-Br 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br
Albany
10/1/2012 $944 $1,140 $1,497 $1,871 $2,309 $2,635 $2,979
Castro Valley
10/1/2012  $905 $1,065 $1,339 $1,862 $2,495 $2,769 $3,131
Dublin
10/1/2012  $1,070 $1,298 $1,633 $2,281 $2,798 $3,194 $3,610
Emeryville
10/1/2012 $921 $1,105 $1,420 $1,832 $2,285 $2,608 $2,948
Fremont
10/1/2012 $981 $1,133 $1,460 $2,052 $2,490 $2,725 $2,754
Hayward
10/1/2012 $981  $1,065  $1,335  $1,876  $2,300  $2,808  $2,948
Newark
10/1/2012 $981 $1,190 $1,479 $2,070 $2,565 $2,928 $3,100
Pleasanton
10/1/2012 $981 $1,105 $1,410 $2,062 $2,565 $2,608 $2,948
San Leandro
10/1/2012 $915 $1,065 $1,357 $1,905 $2,418 $2,850 $3,192
San Lorenzo
10/1/2012 $915 $1,105 $1,451 $2,000 $2,439 $2,742 $3,100
Union City
10/1/2012 $915 $1,105 $1,428 $1,926 $2,379 $2,927 $3,131

    

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