Housing Counseling FAQ

What is a sustainable budget?

Date Published: September 2016

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A sustainable budget is a budget where a client’s income meets or exceeds his or her expenses. It can be based on estimated or actual expenses and income. A budget may also be considered sustainable if the budget demonstrates that the client can or cannot afford to live in their current housing and shows the client a path to a positive net income. A sustainable budget is one which gives the client clear choices in difficult situations.

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