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2004-B-03: 2004 Admission Income Limits

To: All Housing Companies

From: Jane I. Berrie, Director Housing Management Bureau

Date: February 4, 2004

Subject: 2004 Admission Income Limits

* Re-issued with complete attachment

Attached for your use is HUD's revised income limit schedule, effective January 28, 2004. Project owners and managing agents must implement these new limits no later than March 13, 2004. The schedule is to be used for all tenant admissions under the federal Section 236, Rent Supplement, RAP and Project-Based Section 8 programs.

The schedule is also to be used to determine the New York State alternate income criteria for the non-federal programs.

HUD income limits for the five boroughs of New York City have not changed since the previous schedule was issued, effective February 20, 2003. Since the limits have increased in most other geographical areas, applicants who were rejected on or after January 28, 2004 due to excessive income should be reconsidered in light of the revised limits and reinstated to their original place on the waiting list if found to be eligible.

Images of these documents can be viewed in the PDF version of Management Bureau Memorandum 2004-B-03

I. Federally-Assisted Developments

If you have questions about income limits for federally-assisted developments, please call Linda Kedzierski at (212) 480-2021 or e-mail her at Income limits are available on-line at

II. Non-Federally-Assisted Developments

An applicant who is over the maximum income limit for an apartment (based on the 7 or 8 times annual rent formula) may be eligible for admission if the income does not exceed the median income adjusted for household size for the area in which the development is located (alternate income criteria).

To determine the alternate income criteria, find the location of your housing development on the attached schedule. Then find the Very Low-Income limit for the number of persons in the household and multiply that number by two. Use the higher of the alternate income criteria or the maximum income limit for admission eligibility. A surcharge may be added to the rent for applicants admitted using the alternate income criteria (see 9 NYCRR, Section 1727-4.2 [d] for surcharge schedule).

If you have any questions about the alternate income criteria, please refer to Management Bureau Memorandum #93-B-21 (September 10, 1993), which contains a sample computation, or call Justine Alston-Payne at (212) 480-7340.

-Jane I. Berrie

Last updated on 06/08/10