Section 8 Rental Calculator

The amount of subsidy the Housing Authority will pay on your behalf is determined by your income and the Housing Authority Payment Standard. The Housing Authority has verified your income and has determined an amount that is 30% of your monthly adjusted income. This amount is shown on your application form or transfer confirmation letter. The Housing Authority pays directly to the owner the difference between the payment standard and your 30% monthly adjusted income. You pay the difference to the owner as your share of the rent. This difference may exceed 30% of your monthly income. However, whenever a family moves to a new unit, the family’s share cannot exceed 40% of their monthly adjusted income. After the first term of the lease, the landlord may raise the rent. The Housing Authority will apply a rent reasonableness test to every new lease. Therefore proposed rent amounts are not guaranteed. Payment standards and Utility Allowances are subject to change. The calculator below will assist you in estimating your initial rent.

Maximum Family Rent is 40% monthly adjusted income. If Maximum Family Rent is over 40% monthly adjusted income, contract rent cannot be approved. Tenant must work with landlord to lower contract rent or find another unit. Please call (601)-373-7040 for questions or assistance.