Date: May 24, 2016
Subject: 2016 State Income Limits
State Income Limits apply to designated programs and are to be used to determine applicant eligibility (based on level of household income) and to calculate affordable housing cost for applicable housing assistance programs. Note that use of State Income Limits is subject to a particular program’s definition of income, family, family size, effective dates, and other factors. Also, definitions applicable to income categories, criteria, and geographic areas sometimes differ depending on funding source and program resulting in some programs using other income limits.
Briefing materials explain California’s 2016 income limits were updated based on: (1) changes to income limits the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released on March 28, 2016 for its Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and (2) adjustments the Department made based on State statutory provisions and the Department’s 2013 Hold Harmless (HH) Policy.