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Sonoma County Housing Authority

Payment Standards

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A Payment Standard is the means by which the Housing Authority calculates the tenant's rent portion. These standards are effective October 1, 2022 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.

Size FMR's PS 120% (only to be used with approved RA)
Studio $1,525   $1,647 $1,830
1 Bedroom $1,711   $1,858 $2,053
2 Bedroom $2,252   $2,445 $2,702
3 Bedroom $3,101   $3,411 $3,721
4 Bedroom $3,356   $3,691 $4,027
5 Bedroom $3,859  $4,244  $4,630
6 Bedroom $4,363   $4,799 $5,235

Payment Standards for Shared Rentals

Two Bedroom

$2,445 Two Bedroom Payment Standard

Code Shared Portions
S12 1 BDRM $1,223 Equals 50% of the 2 bedroom Payment Standard

Three Bedroom

$3,411 Three Bedroom Payment Standard

Code Shared Portions
S13 1 BDRM $1,136 Equals 33.3% of the 3 bedroom Payment Standard
S23 2 BDRM $2,272 Equals 66.6% of the 3 bedroom Payment Standard

Four Bedroom

$3,691 Four Bedroom Payment Standard

Code Shared Portions
S14 1 BDRM $923 Equals 25% of the 4 bedroom Payment Standard
S24 2 BDRM $1,846 Equals 50% of the 4 bedroom Payment Standard
S34 3 BDRM $2,768 Equals 75% of the 4 bedroom Payment Standard

Five Bedroom

$4,244 Five Bedroom Payment Standard

Code Shared Portions
S15 1 BDRM $849 Equals 20% of the 5 bedroom Payment Standard
S25 2 BDRM $1,698 Equals 40% of the 5 bedroom Payment Standard
S35 3 BDRM $2,546 Equals 60% of the 5 bedroom Payment Standard
S45 4 BDRM $3,395 Equals 80% of the 5 bedroom Payment Standard

Six Bedroom

$4,799 Six Bedroom Payment Standard

Code Shared Portions
S16 1 BDRM $800 Equals 17% of the 6 bedroom Payment Standard
S26 2 BDRM $1,600 Equals 33% of the 6 bedroom Payment Standard
S36 3 BDRM $2,400 Equals 50% of the 6 bedroom Payment Standard
S46 4 BDRM $3,199 Equals 67% of the 6 bedroom Payment Standard
S56 5 BDRM $3,999 Equals 83% of the 6 bedroom Payment Standard