Voucher Payment Standard, FMR & Utility Allowance

Voucher Payment Standard

The Voucher Payment Standard (VPS), which is established based on the FMR, is the maximum subsidy SCCHA can provide toward the contract rent.

Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Payment Standards
Effective January 1, 2017

0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR 7 BR 8 BR
0 BR:
$1,657
1 BR:
$1,950
2 BR:
$2,442
3 BR:
$3,385
4 BR:
$3,793
5 BR:
$4,362
6 BR:
$4,931
7 BR:
$5,501
8 BR:
$6,069
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Mobile Home Space Rent
Single Room Occupancy (SRO):
$1,243
Mobile Home Space Rent:
$976

Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents (FMRs) are set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to determine the value of rental units by bedroom size and amenities within geographic locations.

HUD-Approved Fair Market Rents
Effective October 1, 2016

0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR 7 BR 8 BR
0 BR:
$1,507
1 BR:
$1,773
2 BR:
$2,220
3 BR:
$3,078
4 BR:
$3,449
5 BR:
$3,966
6 BR:
$4,483
7 BR:
$5,001
8 BR:
$5,518
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Mobile Home Space Rent
Single Room Occupancy (SRO):
$1,130
Mobile Home Space Rent:
$888

Utility Allowance Schedule

Utility allowance is an amount deducted from the household’s rent portion when the tenant is responsible for utilities. The utility allowance is only applicable to non-Moving to Work programs.

To see the current utility allowances click here.

Cities in Santa Clara County

HUD published the FMRs effective October 1, 2016 for Santa Clara County, covering the following cities: San Jose, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Milpitas, Campbell, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno and unincorporated areas of the County.