Do we include the income a homeowner occupied household receives from renters in determining income eligibility for CDBG assistance?
Date Published: May 2015
All members of the household must be included in the family size and income determination. The household includes all persons occupying a housing unit, which includes related and unrelated people such as lodgers who share the housing unit. Therefore, you would include the income of the renter. The rental income is considered income under the IRS definition of income. Therefore, the rent payments to the family would also be included in determining household income. It may be helpful to use the CPD Income Calculator to complete income calculations. The user manual that accompanies the Income Calculator helps explain the differences between the definitions of income and has links to form documents you can use or adapt for your local purposes.