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2008-B-05: 2008 Admission Income Limits

To: All Housing Companies
     Owners, Managing Agents and Site Managers

From: Robert Damico, Downstate Director Housing Management Bureau

Date: February 29, 2008

Subject: 2008 Admission Income Limits


Attached for your use is HUD's revised income limit schedule, effective February 13, 2008. 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.

The HUD income limits for the five boroughs of New York City have increased since the previous schedule was issued, effective March 20, 2007, as well as the limits in most other geographical areas. Applicants who were rejected on or after February 13, 2008 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.

  1. Federally-Assisted Developments

    • Section 236, Rent Supplement and RAP Programs - Use the Low-Income limit on the attached schedule.

    • Project-based Section 8 Program - Under HUD's Income Targeting Rule, which became law under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, an "extremely low income" level was established at 30% of Median income. The rule requires that 40% of admissions during any given federal fiscal year be at or below the 30% of Median limit. For the remaining 60% of admissions, the income limit to be used depends on the effective date of the development's Housing Assistance Payment contract: for effective dates before 10/1/81 use the Low-Income limit (80% of median); for effective dates of 10/1/81 or later use the Very Low-Income limit (50% of median).

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

  2. Non-Federally-Assisted Developments

    An applicant who is over the maximum income limit for an apartment (based on the 7or 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 Susan Caughron at (212) 480-7350, or email her at SCaughron@dhcr.state.ny.us.

- Robert Damico


Effective Date: February 13, 2008

INCOME LIMITS
State: New York Program 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 70600 30% of Median 1485016950191002120022900246002630028000
Very Low Income 2470028250317503530038100409504375046600
Low-Income 3955045200508505650061000655507005074600
Binghamton, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 58100 30% of Median 1220013950157001745018850202502165023050
Very Low Income 2035023250261502905031350337003600038350
Low-Income 3255037200418504650050200539505765061400
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 60900 30% of Median 1280014600164501825019700211502265024100
Very Low Income 2130024350274003045032900353003775040200
Low-Income 3410038950438504870052600565006040064300
Elmira, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 52700 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Glens Falls, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 58600 30% of Median 1230014100158501760019000204002180023250
Very Low Income 2050023450263502930031650340003635038700
Low-Income 3285037500422004690050650544005815061900
Ithaca, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 71800 30% of Median 1510017250194002155023250250002670028450
Very Low Income 2515028700323003590038750416504450047400
Low-Income 4020045950517005745062050666507125075850
Kingston, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 66700 30% of Median 1400016000180002000021600232002480026400
Very Low Income 2335026700300003335036000387004135044000
Low-Income 3735042700480005335057600619006615070400
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA
Nassau-Suffolk, NY HMFA
FY 2008 MFI: 97100 30% of Median 2040023300262502915031500338003615038500
Very Low Income 3400038850437004855052450563006020064100
Low-Income 4990057050641507130077000827008840094100
New York, NY HMFA
FY 2008 MFI: 59700 30% of Median 1615018450207502305024900267502860030450
Very Low Income 2690030700345503840041450445504760050700
Low-Income 4300049150553006145066350713007620081100
Rockland County, NY HMFA
FY 2008 MFI: 96700 30% of Median 2030023200261002900031300336503595038300
Very Low Income 3385038700435004835052200561005995063800
Low-Income 4305049200553506150066400713507625081200
Westchester County, NY Statutory Exception Area
FY 2008 MFI: 101600 30% of Median 2135024400274503050032950354003780040250
Very Low Income 3555040650457005080054850589506300067050
Low-Income 4955056650637007080076450821508780093450
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 78900 30% of Median 1655018900213002365025550274502935031200
Very Low Income 2760031550355003945042600457504890052050
Low-Income 4305049200553506150066400713507625081200
Rochester, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 63500 30% of Median 1350015400173501925020800223502385025400
Very Low Income 2245025650288503205034600372003975042300
Low-Income 3590041050461505130055400595006360067700
Syracuse, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 61000 30% of Median 1280014650164501830019750212502270024150
Very Low Income 2135024400274503050032950354003780040250
Low-Income 3415039050439004880052700566006050064400
Utica-Rome, NY MSA
FY 2008 MFI: 52700 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Allegany County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 47800 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Cattaraugus County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 48800 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Cayuga County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 56800 30% of Median 1205013800155001720018600200002135022750
Very Low Income 2010022950258502870031000333003560037900
Low-Income 3215036750413504590049600532505695060600
Chautauqua County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 49900 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Chenango County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 49700 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Clinton County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 58600 30% of Median 1230014100158501760019000204002180023250
Very Low Income 2050023450263502930031650340003635038700
Low-Income 3285037500422004690050650544005815061900
Columbia County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 61800 30% of Median 1300014850167001855020050215002300024500
Very Low Income 2165024700278003090033350358503830040800
Low-Income 3460039550445004945053400573506130065250
Cortland County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 52600 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Delaware County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 49400 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Essex County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 52800 30% of Median 1110012700142501585017100184001965020900
Very Low Income 1850021100237502640028500306003275034850
Low-Income 2960033800380504225045650490005240055750
Franklin County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 48700 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Fulton County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 49500 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Genesee County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 59700 30% of Median 1305014900168001865020150216502315024600
Very Low Income 2175024850279503105033550360003850041000
Low-Income 3480039750447504970053700576506165065600
Greene County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 55500 30% of Median 1165013300150001665018000193002065022000
Very Low Income 1945022200250002775029950322003440036650
Low-Income 3110035500399504440047950515005505058600
Hamilton County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 49500 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Jefferson County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 47200 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Lewis County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 48600 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Montgomery County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 51000 30% of Median 1335015250171501905020550221002360025150
Very Low Income 2220025400285503175034250368003935041900
Low-Income 3555040650457005080054850589506300067050
Otsego County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 51400 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Schuyler County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 51700 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Seneca County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 56800 30% of Median 1195013650153501705018400198002115022500
Very Low Income 1990022700255502840030650329503520037500
Low-Income 3180036350409004545049100527005635060000
St. Lawrence County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 47400 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650
Steuben County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 53000 30% of Median 1205013750155001720018600199502135022700
Very Low Income 2005022900258002865030950332503555037800
Low-Income 3210036700412504585049500532005685060500
Sullivan County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 57400 30% of Median 1205013750155001720018600199502135022700
Very Low Income 2010022950258502870031000333003560037900
Low-Income 3215036700413004590049550532505690060600
Wyoming County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 56300 30% of Median 1185013500152001690018250196002095022300
Very Low Income 1970022500253502815030400326503490037150
Low-Income 3155036050405504505048650522505585059450
Yates County, NY
FY 2008 MFI: 50700 30% of Median 1105012650142001580017050183501960020850
Very Low Income 1845021100237002635028450305503265034800
Low-Income 2950033700379504215045500489005225055650

Last updated on 05/20/10