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Income Guidelines

NOTE: New Haven town is part of the New Haven-Meriden, CT HUD Metro FMR Area, so all information presented here applies to all of the New Haven-Meriden, CT HUD Metro FMR Area. HUD generally uses the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) area definitions in the calculation of income limit program parameters. However, to ensure that program parameters do not vary significantly due to area definition changes, HUD has used custom geographic definitions for the New Haven-Meriden, CT HUD Metro FMR Area.

The New Haven-Meriden, CT HUD Metro FMR Area contains the following areas: Bethany town, CT; Branford town, CT; Cheshire town, CT; East Haven town, CT; Guilford town, CT; Hamden town, CT; Madison town, CT; Meriden town, CT; New Haven town, CT; North Branford town, CT; North Haven town, CT; Orange town, CT; Wallingford town, CT; West Haven town, CT; and Woodbridge town, CT.

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be the greater of 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits.

Income Limit areas are based on FY 2022 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For information on FMRs, please see our associated FY 2022 Fair Market Rent documentation system.