Voucher Payment Standard, FMR & Utility Allowance

Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents (FMRs) are set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to determine the value of rental units by bedroom size and amenities within geographic locations.

HUD-Approved Fair Market Rents
Effective December 11, 2015

0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR 7 BR 8 BR
$1,348 $1,582 $1,994 $2,777 $3,098 $3,562 $4,027 $4,492 $4,956
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Mobile Home Space Rent
$1,011 $797

Voucher Payment Standard

The Voucher Payment Standard (VPS), which is established based on the FMR, is the maximum subsidy HACSC can provide toward the contract rent.

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) Payment Standards
Effective February 1, 2016

0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR 7 BR 8 BR
$1,482 $1,740 $2,193 $3,054 $3,407 $3,918 $4,429 $4,941 $5,451
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Mobile Home Space Rent
$1,112 $876

Utility Allowance Schedule

Utility allowance is an amount deducted from the household’s rent portion when the tenant is responsible for utilities. The utility allowance is only applicable to non-Moving to Work programs.

To see the current utility allowances click here.

Cities in Santa Clara County

HUD published the FMRs effective October 1, 2014 for Santa Clara County, covering the following cities: San Jose, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Milpitas, Campbell, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno and unincorporated areas of the County.