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

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

Household Size Income Limit
(50% of AMI)
Household Size:
1 PERSON
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$55,300
Household Size:
2 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$63,200
Household Size:
3 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$71,100
Household Size:
4 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$78,950
Household Size:
5 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$85,300
Household Size:
6 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$91,600
Household Size:
7 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$97,900
Household Size:
8 PERSONS
Income Limit
(50% of AMI):
$104,250

Income Limits effective as of April 1, 2020.

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