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Setting Rents*

The following are the rules regarding assisted rents under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program:

  • HUD requires HACLB to pay rental rates that are appropriate for the neighborhood.
  • The tenant's rent is based on the household paying 30% of household income toward rent and HACLB paying the remainder.
  • Tenants may pay up to 40% of the family's monthly income for rent at the time the lease is executed.
  • Rent approval is always subject to the Rent Reasonableness process.

Download the Request for Rent Increase by Owner form.  

*Please remember: HACLB will only authorize rental rates that are appropriate for the neighborhood.