Income Limits

2019

2019 MTSP Income Limits 
Effective April 24, 2019

FY 2019 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF)

FY 2019 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word)

FY 2019 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials (PDF)

FY 2019 Area Definitions (PDF)

FY 2019 MTSP Income Limits data in MS (Excel)

2018

2018 MTSP Income Limits 
Effective April 1, 2018

FY 2018 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF)

FY 2018 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word)

FY 2018 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials (PDF)

FY 2018 Area Definitions (PDF)

FY 2018 MTSP Income Limits data in MS (Excel)

2017

2017 MTSP Income Limits 

FY 2017 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF)

FY 2017 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word)

FY 2017 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials (PDF)

FY 2017 Area Definitions (PDF)

FY 2017 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

Map: VLI Adjustments

Map: Change in HUD-Published Area Median Income from 2016-2017

Map: Change in HUD-Published MTSP Income Limits from 2016-2017

Map: Change in HUD-Published MTSP Income Limits for Projects Placed in Service Before 2009

Map: 2017 MTSP for Counties Compared to National Non-Metro Median Income

Map: 2017 MTSP for Counties with HERA and Hold-Harmless Compared to National Non-Metro Median Income

2016

2016 MTSP Income Limits 

FY 2016 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF)

FY 2016 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word)

FY 2016 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials (PDF)

FY 2016 Area Definitions (PDF)

FY 2016 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

Change in HUD-Published Area Median Income from 2015-2016

Change in HUD-Published MTSP Income Limits from 2015-2016

Change in HUD-Published MTSP Income Limits for Projects Placed in Service Before 2009

Areas Subject to 5 Percent Increase or Decrease for Very Low Income Limits

2016 MTSP for Counties with HERA and Hold-Harmless Compared to National Non-Metro Median Income

2016 MTSP for Counties Compared to National Non-Metro Median Income

Section 8 Income Limits

FY 2016 Income Limits Documentation

FY 2016 Income Limits Briefing Materials

FY 2016 Area Definitions

Notice of FY 2016 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs

Tables for Section Income Limits (PDF)

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel)

Notice of FY 2016 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (PDF)

Data for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Excel)

FY 2016 Median Family Documentation

Notice on Median Family Incomes for FY 2016

FY 2016 State 30%, 50% and 80% Income Limits

Tables for HUD 30% Income Limits (PDF)

Tables for HUD 30% Income Limits (Excel)

2015

FY 2015 Income Limits

MAP: Change in HUD Published AMI from 2014 to 2015

MAP: Change in HUD Published MTSP from 2014 to 2015 for New Projects and Layered Financing

MAP: Change in HUD Published MTSP from 2014 to 2015 for Projects Placed in Service Before 1/1/09 (With HERA Special and Hold Harmless)

MAP: Counties with 2015 MTSP less than 2014 National Non-Metro for New 9% Projects

MAP: Counties with 2015 MTSP (with HERA Special and Hold Harmless) less than 2015 National Non-Metro for New 9% Projects in Service before 1/1/09

MTSP Income Limits 

FY 2015 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF) 

FY 2015 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word)

FY 2015 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials

FY 2015 Area Definitions

FY 2015 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

FY 2015 MTSP Income Limits Documentation System

Section 8 Income Limits 

Notice on Estimated Median Family Income for FY 2015, State Median Family Incomes

FY 2015 Income Limits Briefing Material

2015 Income Limits Area Definition

FY 2015 Income Limits Documentation System

FY 2015 Median Family Documentation System

Transmittal Notice of FY 2015 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Program

Tables for Section 8 Program (PDF) 

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel) 

FY 2015 State Extremely Low (30%), Very Low (50%) and Low (80%) Income Limits

Notice of FY 2015 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (PDF) 

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Word) 

Data for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Excel) 

2014

FY 2014 Income Limits 

2014 Income Limits Frequently Asked Questions

Change in Income Limits 2013–2014 (Excel) 

MAP: Change in HUD Published AMI from 2013 to 2014

MAP: Change in HUD Published MTSP from 2013 to 2014 for New Projects and Layered Financing

MAP: Change in HUD Published MTSP from 2013 to 2014 for Projects Placed in Service Before 1/1/09 (With HERA Special and Hold Harmless)

MAP: Counties with 2014 MTSP less than 2014 National Non-Metro for New 9% Projects

MAP: Counties with 2014 MTSP (with HERA Special and Hold Harmless) less than 2014 National Non-Metro for New 9% Projects in Service before 1/1/09

MTSP Income Limits    

FY 2014 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF) (Effective December 18, 2013)

FY 2014 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word) (Effective December 18, 2013)

FY 2014 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials

FY 2014 Area Definitions

FY 2014 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

FY 2014 MTSP Income Limits Documentation System

Section 8 Income Limits 

Notice on Estimated Median Family Income for FY 2014, State Median Family Incomes

FY 2014 Income Limits Briefing Material

2014 Income Limits Area Definition

FY 2014 Income Limits Documentation System

FY 2014 Median Family Documentation System

Transmittal Notice of FY 2014 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Program

Tables for Section 8 Program (PDF) 

Tables for Section 8 Program (Word) 

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel) 

FY 2014 State Extremely Low (30%), Very Low (50%) and Low (80%) Income Limits

Notice of FY 2014 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs 

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (PDF) 

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Word) 

Data for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Excel) 

2013

FY 2013 Income Limits 

2013 Income Limits Frequently Asked Questions

Change in Income Limits 2012–2013 (Excel) 

MAP: Change in HUD Published MTSP from 2012 to 2013 for New Projects and Layered Financing

MAP: Change in HUD Published MTSP from 2012 to 2013 for Projects Placed in Service Before 1/1/09 (With HERA Special and Hold Harmless)

MAP: Counties with 2013 MTSP less than 2013 National Non-Metro for New 9% Projects

MAP: Counties with 2013 MTSP less than 2013 National Non-Metro for New 9% Projects in Service before 1/1/09 (with HERA Special and Hold Harmless)

MAP: Change in HUD Published AMI from 2012 to 2013

MTSP Income Limits    

FY 2013 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF) (Effective December 11, 2012)

FY 2013 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word) (Effective December 11, 2012)

FY 2013 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials

FY 2013 Area Definitions

FY 2013 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

FY 2013 MTSP Income Limits Documentation System

Section 8 Income Limits 

Notice on Estimated Median Family Income for FY 2013, State Median Family Incomes

FY 2013 Income Limits Briefing Material

2013 Income Limits Area Definition

FY 2013 Income Limits Documentation System

FY 2013 Median Family Documentation System

Transmittal Notice of FY 2013 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Program

Tables for Section 8 Program (PDF) 

Tables for Section 8 Program (Word) 

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel) 

FY 2013 State Extremely Low (30%), Very Low (50%) and Low (80%) Income Limits

Notice of FY 2013 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (PDF) 

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Word) 

Data for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Excel) 

2012

FY 2012 Income Limits 

2012 Income Limits Frequently Asked Questions

MTSP Income Limits

FY 2012 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF) (Effective December 1, 2011) 

FY 2012 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word) (Effective December 1, 2011) 

FY 2012 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials

FY 2012 Area Definitions

FY 2012 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

FY 2012 MTSP Income Limits Documentation System

Section 8 Income Limits 

Notice on Estimated Median Family Income For FY 2012, State Median Family Incomes

FY 2012 Income Limits Briefing Material

2012 Income Limits Area Definition

FY 2012 Income Limits Documentation System

FY 2012 Median Family Documentation System

Transmittal Notice of FY 2012 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Program

Tables for Section 8 Program (PDF) 

Tables for Section 8 Program (Word) 

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel) 

FY 2012 State Extremely Low (30%), Very Low (50%) and Low (80%) Income Limits

Transmittal Notice of FY 2012 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (PDF) 

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Word) 

Data for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Excel) 

2011

FY 2011 Income Limits 

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MTSP Income Limits

FY 2011 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF) (Effective May 31, 2011) 

FY 2011 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word) (Effective May 31, 2011) 

FY 2011 Area Definitions

FY 2011 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

FY 2011 MTSP Income Limits Documentation System

MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

National - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

California - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Colorado - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Georgia - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Massachusetts - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Oregon - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Texas - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Washington - MTSP Income Changes from 2010 to 2011

Section 8 Income Limits 

Notice on Estimated Median Family Income For FY 2011, State Median Family Incomes

FY 2011 Income Limits Briefing Material

Income Limits Area Definition

Transmittal Notice of FY 2011 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs

Tables for Section 8 Program (PDF) 

Tables for Section 8 Program (Word) 

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel) 

FY 2011 State Extremely Low (30%), Very Low (50%) and Low (80%) Income Limits

Transmittal Notice of FY 2011 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (PDF) 

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Word) 

Data for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs (Excel) 

2010

FY 2010 Income Limits

"Understanding the 2010 Income Limits" 
By Jim Kroger, CPA, Thomas Stagg, CPA, and Stacey Lewis, CPA, Novogradac & Company LLP
June 2010 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits 

"Project-Based v. County-Based Approach for Determining Income Limits" 
By James R. Kroger, CPA, Novogradac & Company LLP
July 2010 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

Novogradac Rent and Income Calculator © Flowchart To Determine 2010 Limits for LIHTC Projects (Project Based)

Novogradac Rent and Income Calculator © Flowchart To Determine 2010 Limits for LIHTC Projects (County Based)

Novogradac & Company Comparison of 2010 and 2009 Median Family Income Limits by State
May 17, 2010

MTSP Income Limits

FY 2010 MTSP Income Limits Tables (PDF) (Effective May 14, 2010) 

FY 2010 MTSP Income Limits Tables (Word) (Effective May 14, 2010) 

FY 2010 MTSP Income Limits Briefing Materials

FY 2010 Area Definitions

FY 2010 MTSP Income Limits Data (Excel)

FY 2010 MTSP Income Limits Documentation System

Section 8 Income Limits 

Notice on Estimated Median Family Income For FY 2010 State Median Family Incomes

Tables for 1999 and Estimated FY 2010 Docile Distributions by Area

FY 2010 Income Limits Briefing Material

Income Limits Area Definition

Transmittal Notice of FY 2010 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs

Tables for Section 8 Program

Data for Section 8 Income Limits (Excel) 

Transmittal Notice of FY 2010 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

Tables for Section 221(d)(3) BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs

FY 2010 State Extremely Low (30%), Very Low (50%) and Low (80%) Income Limits

Hold Harmless Policy 

Pre-publication Draft of Final Notice on Ending the Hold-Harmless Policy for Section 8 Income Limits (Posted on HUDUSER.org on May 12, 2010) 

Request for Comments on Ending “Hold Harmless” Policy in Calculating Income Limits Under Section 3 of the United States Housing Act of 1937; Correction (October 7, 2009)

Request for Comments on Ending “Hold Harmless” Policy in Calculating Income Limits Under Section 3 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (September 14, 2009)

2009

FY 2009 Income Limits

Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-289), Income Limits used to determine qualification levels as well as set maximum rental rates for projects funded with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and projects financed with tax-exempt housing bonds (referred to by HUD as Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects (MTSPs)) are now calculated and presented separately from the Section 8 income limits. Beginning with the publication of FY 2009 Median Family Income estimates and Income Limits, income limits for Multifamily Tax Subsidy Income Projects will be published separately from Section 8 Income Limits.

MTSP Income Limits

Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects Income Limits Tables (Eeffective March 19, 2009)
Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects Income Limits Briefing Material
Area Definitions
FY 2009 Multifamily Tax Subsidy Income Limits Documentation System

Section 8 Income Limits 

FY 2009 Income Limits Briefing Material
Income Limit Area Definitions
Transmittal Notice of FY 2009 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs
Tables for Section 8 Programs
FY 2009 Section 8 Income Limits Documentation System

2008

FY 2008 Income Limits 
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2008 Section 8 Income Limits
Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2008
2008 Income Limit Area Definition
FY 2008 Income Limits Briefing Material 
Transmittal Notice on Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2008

Novogradac & Company HUD AMGI Presentation

FY 2008 Income Limits Documentation System

2007

FY 2007 Income Limits 
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2007 Section 8 Income Limits
Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2007
2007 Income Limit Area Definition
FY 2007 Income Limits Briefing Material 
Transmittal Notice on Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2007

Income Limit Maps

FY 2007 Income Limits Documentation System

2006

FY 2006 Income Limits 
(some files are large and may take a few moments to load)
2006 Section 8 Income Limits
Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2006
2006 Income Limit Area Definition
FY 2006 Income Limits Briefing Material 
Transmittal Notice on Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2006 

2005

FY 2005 Income Limits
2005 Section 8 Income Limits
Estimated Median Family Incomes for FY 2005
2005 Income Limit Area Definition
Transmittal Notice of FY 2005 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs
FY 2005 Income Limits Briefing Material

2004

FY 2004 Income Limits
2004 Section 8 Income Limits
2004 Income Limit Area Definition
Transmittal Notice of FY 2004 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs 
FY 2004 Income Limits Briefing Material
*2004 Income Changes for all Counties in the USA (Excel)

2003

FY 2003 Income Limits
2003 Section 8 Income Limits
2003 Income Limit Area Definitions
Transmittal Notice of FY 2003 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs
Data for Section 8 Programs
FY 2003 Income Limits Briefing Material

2002

FY 2002 Income Limits
2002 Section 8 Income Limits
2002 Income Limit Area Definitions
Memorandum on Estimated Median Family Incomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
Transmittal of FY 2002 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs
FY 2002 Income Limits Briefing Material

2001

FY 2001 Income Limits
2001 Section 8 Income Limits
2001 Income Limit Area Definitions
Memorandum on Estimated Median Family Incomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001
Transmittal of FY 2001 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs
FY 2001 Income Limits Briefing Material
Revised Income Limit Calculation Procedure

2000

FY 2000 Income Limits
2000 Section 8 Income Limits
2000 Income Limit Area Definitions
Memorandum on Estimated Median Family Incomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000
Transmittal of FY 2000 Income Limits for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs (Notice of Transmittal)
FY 2000 Income Limits for Section 236, Section 221 BMIR, and Section 235
FY 2000 Income Limits Briefing Material

1999

FY 1999 Income Limits
1999 Section 8 Income Limits 
ASCII National Data File: All counties and County Subparts
1999 Income Limit Area Definitions
Memorandum on Estimated Median Family Incomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999
Memorandum on Changes Made to 30 Percent Limits in July 1999
Memorandum on Transmittal of FY 1999 Income Limits for the Section 221(d)(3)BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 Programs
1999 Income Limits Briefing Materials

1998

FY 1998 Income Limits
ASCII National Data File: All counties and county subparts
Median Family Incomes for States, Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan areas 1998
Income Limit Area Definitions
Memorandum on Estimated Median Family Incomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998
Memorandum on Income Limits for Sections 221(d)(3), 235 and 236
1998 Income Limits Briefing Materials

1997

FY 1997 Income Limits
ASCII National Data File: All counties and County Subparts (Text)
Median Family Incomes for States, Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan Areas 1997
Memorandum on Fiscal Year (FY) 1997 Section 8 Income Limits
Memorandum on Estimated Family Incomes for FY 1997

1996

FY 1996 Income Limits 
ASCII National Data File: All counties and County Subparts
State-Level Median Family Income Estimates
Memorandum on Fiscal Year (FY) 1996 Section 8 Income Limits
Memorandum on Estimated Family Incomes for FY 1996