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 March 1, 2020*
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, 2020
* Payment Standards were revised based on 10/01/2019 Fair Market Rents
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.
HUD published the FMRs effective October 1, 2020 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.