How is the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) and Tenant Rent calculated for the 811 PRA Program?

Date Published: October 2015

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Calculating the TTP and Tenant Rent for rental assisted units shall be in accordance with the requirements in HUD Handbook 4350.3 Chapters 5-25, 5-26, 5-27, and 5-30.

TTP is the amount a tenant is expected to contribute for rent and utilities. TTP for PRA is based on family’s income. Calculation of TTP is the greater of the following:

  1. 30% of monthly adjusted income;
  2. 10% of monthly gross income; or
  3. Welfare rent (welfare recipients in as-paid localities only).

Tenant rent is calculated by subtracting the Grantee approved utility allowance (if any) from the TTP. Tenant rent is the portion of the TTP the tenant pays each month to the Owner for rent. If a property has a utility allowance, it is possible for the Tenant Rent to be $0 if the utility allowance is greater than the TTP. A utility reimbursement to the tenant must be provided if the utility allowance is greater than the TTP.

Tags: 811 PRA Program Requirements - Calculating Rents and Utility Allowances

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