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 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
(* of AMI):
$30,750
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$51,250
Low
(80% of AMI):
$72,750
Income Limit Category:
2 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(* of AMI):
$35,150
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$58,550
Low
(80% of AMI):
$83,150
Income Limit Category:
3 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(30% of AMI):
$39,550
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$65,850
Low
(80% of AMI):
$93,550
Income Limit Category:
4 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(* of AMI):
$43,900
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$73,150
Low
(80% of AMI):
$103,900
Income Limit Category:
5 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(* of AMI):
$47,450
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$79,050
Low
(80% of AMI):
$112,250
Income Limit Category:
6 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(* of AMI):
$50,950
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$84,900
Low
(80% of AMI):
$120,550
Income Limit Category:
7 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(* of AMI):
$54,450
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$90,750
Low
(80% of AMI):
$128,850
Income Limit Category:
8 PERSONS
Extremely Low
(* of AMI):
$57,950
Very Low
(50% of AMI):
$96,600
Low
(80% of AMI):
$137,150

Income Limits effective as of April 24, 2019.

*For additional information from HUD on income limits Click Here