HOME Rent Limit data are available from FY 1998 to the present.
Per 24 CFR Part 92.252, HUD provides the following maximum HOME rent limits. The maximum HOME rents are the lesser of:
In rental projects with five or more HOME-assisted rental units, twenty (20) percent of the HOME-assisted units must be occupied by very low-income families and meet one of following rent requirements:
Fair Market Rents are established by HUD each year for the Section 8 Program. For more information about the annual calculation of Fair Market Rents, visit HUDUSER.ORG, the website for HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research.
The FMRs for unit sizes larger than 4 bedroom are calculated by adding 15 percent to the 4 bedroom FMR for each extra bedroom. For example, the FMR for a 5 bedroom unit is 1.15 times the 4 bedroom FMR, and the FMR for a 6 bedroom unit is 1.30 times the 4 bedroom FMR, and so on...
5 BR = 1.15 x 4 BR FMR
6 BR = 1.30 x 4 BR FMR
7 BR = 1.45 x 4 BR FMR
8 BR = 1.60 x 4 BR FMR
9 BR = 1.75 x 4 BR FMR
10 BR = 1.90 x 4 BR FMR
11 BR = 2.05 x 4 BR FMR
12 BR = 2.20 x 4 BR FMR
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The current HOME Rent Limits are listed below. Browse the rent limits by selecting the next page or use the filters on the left to find specific rent limits for the current or previous years.
Note: The 2018 Rent Limits for the HOME Program are effective as of June 1, 2018. The 2017 Rent Limits were effective on June 15, 2017. HOME grantees may not use rent limits until the effective date of the rent limits each year. Please make sure you receive HUD Exchange Mailing List messages for any updates on income limits and the HOME Program.