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Payment Standards

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Payment Standards: Effective October 1, 2023

Definition of Payment Standard

  • 24 CFR 982.4
    • Payment standard. The maximum monthly assistance payment for a family assisted in the voucher program (before deducting the total tenant payment by the family).

Use of the Payment Standard

  • 24 CFR 982.505
    • A payment standard is used to calculate the monthly housing assistance payment (HAP) for the family.
    • The payment standard for the family is the lower of:
      • The payment standard amount for the family unit (voucher) size
      • The payment standard amount for the size of the dwelling unit rented by the family