Income Limits

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) establishes income limits based upon the Area Median Income (AMI) for each county in each state. These limits are used in determining a family’s initial eligibility to participate in certain SCCHA administered housing assistance programs, such as:

  • Housing Choice Voucher
  • Project Based Voucher
  • Continuum of Care (formerly Shelter Plus Care)

In order for a family to be eligible for federal housing assistance in the County of Santa Clara, the total household income must not exceed these established yearly income limits as listed on the table below:

To be eligible for SCCHA housing assistance programs your income must be in the Extremely-Low or Very-Low range.

Income Limit Category Extremely Low
(30% of AMI)
Very Low
(50% of AMI)
Low
(80% of AMI)
Income Limit Category:
1 PERSON
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$27,950
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$46,550
Low
(80% of AMI):
$66,150
Income Limit Category:
2 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$31,950
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$53,200
Low
(80% of AMI):
$75,600
Income Limit Category:
3 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$35,950
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$59,850
Low
(80% of AMI):
$85,050
Income Limit Category:
4 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$39,900
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$66,500
Low
(80% of AMI):
$94,450
Income Limit Category:
5 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$43,100
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$71,850
Low
(80% of AMI):
$102,050
Income Limit Category:
6 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$46,300
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$77,150
Low
(80% of AMI):
$109,600
Income Limit Category:
7 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$49,500
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$82,500
Low
(80% of AMI):
$117,150
Income Limit Category:
8 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$52,700
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$87,800
Low
(80% of AMI):
$124,700

Income Limits effective as of April 1, 2018.

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