Rent Limits

Rent and Income Limits

Income Limit Updates

The 2022 Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects (MTSP) Income Limits have been posted to the HUD website.  Click HERE to determine your county's corresponding income limits, effective April 18, 2022.

Posted income limits and corresponding rental rates may not be applicable to your specific property and its Placed-In-Service date.

Factors to consider when calculating rents would include:

  • Project Funding Sources
  • Project Programs
  • Project Placed-in-Service Date (to include HERA Special, Gross Floor Rent Determination, LURC and/or LURA Rent Restrictions and Set Asides)

Be sure to consult with your Management Company, Compliance Department, Owner, Legal Counsel, and/or Accountant, to confirm and verify the accuracy of any posted rents used in your calculation and rent determination.

MTSPs are projects funded with tax credits authorized under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and projects financed with tax exempt housing bonds issued to provide qualified residential rental development under IRC Section 142. 


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, added a 3rd minimum set-aside test, the average income test for LIHTC projects.

Click here to view the income averaging limits (20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%) based on the FY 2019 Multifamily Tax Subsidy Project (MTSP) Income Limits for any area of the country selected by the user.

The income limits are calculated in accord with IRS Revenue Ruling 2020-4


Income and Rent limits for 2022 have been posted to the FDIC Affordable Housing Program website.  The effective date of the limits is 04/18/2022.  Please visit the FDIC site here to review your limits and contact with any questions concerning your limits.


The 2022 HOME Rent Limits have been posted here to the HUD Exchange website. The posted rent limits are the maximum amounts that may be charged for HOME assisted rental units. You can sign up here to be included on the HUD Exchange Mailing list, to receive messages for any updates on income limits and the HOME program.

The 2022 DCA HOME Rent Approval Form is available here

The deadline to submit 2022 HOME Rent Approval Forms is September 30, 2022.


*HOME grantees may not use rent limits until the effective date of the rent limits each year

*If there was a decrease in the rent limits for your property, the rent charged and accepted after July 1, 2021, must be below the published rent limits.      


2021 HOME Rent Approval forms are now overdue. If you did not submit your 2021 HOME Rent Approval form, please do so immediately to get back into compliance.

The 2021 DCA HOME Rent Approval Form is available here.

The deadline to submit HOME Rent Approval Forms was September 30, 2021.


Policy Updates


Please review the DCA LIHTC & HOME Compliance Manual for the Rent Increase Policy. The below information has been retained for archival purposes. 

  • Effective 12/1/2018, proposed rent increases that exceed 5% of the net tenant rent for in-place tenants will require 120 days’ written notification of the increase to the tenant, with the option for the tenant to terminate the lease contract with no penalty or fees
  • Effective 1/1/2020, only (1) rent increase per recertification period may be implemented for each in-place tenant

The new rent increase policy applies to all projects in the LIHTC and HOME programs.  Please visit our Updates page to review our previous notifications related to rent increase policy.

Please email with any questions.


Archive: You can find archived program rent limits here: