How Your Unit Size is Determined

HUD requires that the Housing Authority establish subsidy standards. These standards are used to determine the appropriate number of bedrooms for families of different sizes and different compositions. The subsidy standards take into consideration factors such as the total number of persons in the family, the age and sex of the persons, and the relationships of the persons.

These standards help us make the best use of the funds HUD provides for housing costs, and to avoid overcrowding. The unit size for which you have been approved for is indicated on your Voucher.

Listed are just some of the factors that help determine your unit size.

  • The age of your family members.
  • The sex of your family members.
  • The number of family members.
  • The relationships between family members.