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Payment Standards

A Payment Standard is the means by which the Housing Authority calculates the tenant's rent portion. These standards are effective October 1, 2021 and remain in effect.

The rent for the unit selected must be comparable to other rents in the area. The amount of rent the Housing Authority can approve for a unit depends on the condition of the unit, rents being charged in that area and the income of the tenant.

Sonoma County has sub-market areas. Rents being charged in certain sub-markets may be lower than other parts of the County.

The Section 8 Program is flexible in the amount a tenant can pay, but cannot allow a tenant to pay more than 40% of their monthly adjusted income for their portion of the rent.

Shared Housing Payment Standards will be prorated by size of unit and Voucher size

2021 Payment Standards

Bedroom Size Payment Standards
Studio $1,510
1 Bedroom $1,703 
2 Bedroom $2,241
3 Bedroom $3,136
4 Bedroom$3,479

Contact Information

Martha Cheever
Housing Authority Manager
Community Development Commission
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Housing Authority Administrative Plan

The purpose of the administrative plan is to establish policies for carrying out the programs in a manner consistent with HUD requirements and local goals contained in our agency's plan.

Housing Authority Admin Plan
Last updated December 2020

FY 2021 PHA Annual Plan