Income Limits

Income limits are established for Santa Clara County by HUD. These limits are used in determining a household's eligibility for certain Housing Authority programs, such as HCV, Project-Based Assistance and Shelter Plus Care.  These programs serve Very-low income (50% of Area Median Income [AMI]) and below.  For some programs, at least 75% of new admissions must be Extremely-low income (30% of AMI) households.


Section 8 Income Limits
Effective January 1, 2014

1 Person
2 Persons
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
7 Persons
8 Persons
30% of Area Median Income (Extremely Low)
$21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $33,000 $35,450 $37,900 $40,350
50% of Area Median Income (Very Low)
$35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $50,950 $55,050 $59,150 $63,200 $67,300
80% of Area Median Income (Low)
$49,950 $57,050 $64,200 $71,300 $77,050 $82,750 $88,450 $94,150