How is Rent Set
How rent is set depends on a number of factors. In federal public housing, rent is set a 30% of adjusted income or 10% of total income, if this is higher. There are certain deductions and exclusions that are used to determine the adjusted income. Depending on the development, some households are required to pay utilities, and this affects the rent because they receive a utility allowance.
MHA has a minimum rent of $50. There is also a “flat rent” option for public housing that families can choose upon move-in or their annual recertification.