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Voucher Payment Standards

IMPORTANT SECTION 8 POLICY UPDATE New

As a result of federal budget cuts, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) must make changes to address this decrease in funding. These changes are necessary in order to continue to pay rent subsidy for families currently receiving Section 8 assistance. NYCHA will be reducing the payment standard used to calculate rent, which may mean an increase in the tenant share of the rent.

To learn more, click on the link below to view the notice sent to all Section 8 participants.

Important Section 8 Policy Update (English)
Importante Aviso Acerca De Las Normas De Sección 8 (Spanish)
ВАЖНАЯ НОВАЯ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ КАСАТЕЛЬНО 8 ПРОГРАММЫ (Russian)
有關第8章房屋租金補助(Section 8)條例更新的重要通知 (Chinese)



For additional information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions (English)
Preguntas Frecuentes (Spanish)
常見問題 (Chinese)


The “payment standard” is the maximum monthly housing assistance payment for the family (before deducting the total tenant payment by the family).

 


2015 VOUCHER PAYMENT STANDARDS

Below are the Payment Standards effective January 1, 2015 new rentals and transfers:

0 $1,255
1 $1,311
2 $1,555
3 $1,999
4 $2,240
5 $2,576
6 $2,912
7 $3,248
8 $3,584



2015 UTILITY ALLOWANCE STANDARDS

The New York City Housing Authority now utilizes different utility allowances for elevator buildings and 1-5 family house and walkup buildings as indicated below.

NO. Bedrooms 0 1 2 3 4 5+
Cooking Gas ($) 17 18 18 18 19 20
Electric($) 40 41 41 55 56 68
Total (w/ Cooking Gas & Electric)($) 57 59 59 73 75 88


NO. Bedrooms 0 1 2 3 4 5+
Cooking Gas ($) 17 18 18 18 20 20
Electric($) 40 40 42 55 56 68
Total (w/ Cooking Gas & Electric)($) 57 58 60 73 76 88


NO. Bedrooms 0 1 2 3 4 5+
Oil Hot Water Only ($) 32 46 55 64 73 83
Oil Heat Only ($) 57 82 98 115 131 147
Total (Oil Heat & Hot Water) ($) 89 128 153 179 204 230


NO. Bedrooms 0 1 2 3 4 5+
Gas Hot Water Only ($) 15 19 21 24 27 29
Gas Heat Only ($) 26 33 38 43 48 53
Total (Gas Heat & Hot Water) ($) 41 52 59 67 75 82


NO. Bedrooms 0 1 2 3 4 5+
Electric Hot Water Only ($) 69 107 132 157 182 207
Electric Heat Only ($) 123 190 234 279 324 368
Total (Electric Heat & Hot Water)($) 192 296 366 436 506 575


NO. Bedrooms 0 1 2 3 4 5+
ELEVATOR BUILDING ($) 45 47 49 64 67 80
1-5 FAMILY & WALK- UP BUILDING ($) 45 47 49 63 67 80