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Welcome to HUD's Income & Allowances Calculator, an interactive tool that makes determining the income eligibility and assistance amounts for applicants to HUD programs as easy as 1-2-3. Simply enter the requested data and this calculator will work behind the scenes to generate a summary of results for each applicant. You can then print out the summary and include it as part of the applicant's file!

PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 15 MINUTES TO COMPLETE USING THE CALCULATOR FOR EACH APPLICANT. In order to ensure the privacy of applicants, the calculator does not remember any information once you leave this tool. If you do have to exit before completing the calculations for an applicant, please note or print out the information you have entered up to that point because it will not be saved.

Before getting started, it is best to know which definition of income you will use to determine the applicant's income eligibility. If you do not know what the definitions are, or which you should use, click here to learn more about the definitions of income and their application. In addition, you should have the following items available:

  1. A printer (or, a writing instrument and a piece of blank paper);
  2. Any previous income determinations completed for the applicant; and
  3. Documentation of income for all members of the applicant's family.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: During the annual income recertification of a family residing in HOME-assisted housing or receiving HOME tenant-based rental assistance, it is necessary to manually exclude from annual income certain increases in the income of a disabled family member. These exclusions apply to annual income increases resulting from the following:

  • Employment of a family member who is a person with disabilities and who was previously unemployed for one or more years prior to employment;
  • Increased earnings by a family member who is a person with disabilities during participation in any economic self-sufficiency or other job training program; or
  • New employment or increased earnings of a family member who is a person with disabilities, during or within six months after receiving assistance, benefits or services under any state program for families funded under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, as determined by the responsible entity in consultation with the local agencies administering temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) and Welfare-to-Work (WTW) programs. The TANF program is not limited to monthly income maintenance, but also includes such benefits and services as one-time payments, wage subsidies and transportation assistance--provided that the total amount over a six-month period is at least $500.

These exclusions from annual income are of limited duration. The full amount of increase to a qualified family's annual income is excluded for the cumulative 12-month period beginning on the date the disabled family member is first employed or the family first experiences an increase in annual income attributable to the employment. During the second cumulative 12-month period, the PJ is required to exclude from annual income 50 percent of any increase in income. The disallowance of increased income of an individual family member who is a person with disabilities is limited to a lifetime 48-month period.

If you are ready to begin, go on to the Income & Allowances Calculator.