What Benefits Will I Get?
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How is rent determined?
Your rent, which is referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) in this program, would be based on your family's anticipated gross annual income, less any deductions. HUD regulations allow housing authorities to exclude from annual income the following allowances:
- $480 for each dependent
- $400 for each elderly family member or member with a disability
- Medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with a disability
Based on your application, the housing authority representative will determine if any of the allowable deductions should be subtracted from your annual income. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head and spouse, and each additional family member age 18 or over.
How long can I stay in public housing?
In general, you may stay in public housing as long as you comply with the lease. If your family's income changes signficantly, the local housing authority will determine whether your family is able to stay in public housing. You will not be required to move unless there is affordable housing available for you in the private market.