Today is


Tuscarawas MHA Resources:

Tuscarawas MHA Home

Who We Are
Fair Housing
Contact Us
Useful Links

Rental Assistance for Tenants
Section 8 Housing
Tenant Forms
Information Policy
Renting to Relatives
Waiting List
Section 8 Partnership
Resident Advisory Board

Rental Assistance for Owners
Section 8 Program Overview
Assistance Calculation
Renting to Relatives
Housing Quality Standards
Lead Based Paint
Section 8 Partnership

Family Self-Sufficiency
FSS Program

Find the Weather for any City, State, Zip Code or Country

How Assistance Is Calculated

The rental assistance amount paid on a unit is different with every family and unit because of factors within the family and the characteristics of the unit. The method used for calculation is the same, however.

1. All annual family income is verified. Then any applicable deductions and exclusions are used to reduce the amount to give an “adjusted income” amount. TMHA then calculates the amount of monthly adjusted income, and computes 30% of that figure resulting in the Total Tenant Payment (TTP).

2. TMHA takes the Payment Standard (figure that represents the average gross rent for a unit in our area) and subtracts the TTP from the Payment Standard. The result is an amount called the Maximum Subsidy. This is the maximum amount TMHA can pay toward the family rent / utilities. For example:
Family has a Total Tenant Payment (TTP) of $170.
Family eligible for 2 BR unit, which has Payment Standard of $501.
Payment Standard $501Minus (-) TTP $170 = Maximum Subsidy $331

3. Next TMHA calculates the Gross Rent, which is the sum of the rent to the owner, and an estimate of utilities (heat, electric, water/sewer, trash) not included in the rent. Example:
Rent to owner is $400 Plus (+) utility estimate of $107 = Gross Rent $507

4. The Maximum Subsidy is the amount of the HAP payment toward the rent. The remainder of the rent will be paid by the tenant.
Max. Subsidy / HAP $331 Plus (+) Tenant Amt. of Rent $ 69 = Rent to Owner $400

5. Sometimes the Maximum Subsidy is more than the Rent to Owner. In that case, TMHA pays all the rent, and then remits the remainder to the tenant as a Utility Allowance Payment to help the tenant cover their utilities.