Section 8 Rent Calculator - How To Figure Out What You Pay In Rent

The City of Pasadena Housing Department (CoPHD) Rent Calculator tool will help you determine if a unit is affordable based on your income and the unit rent and utilities. You will need to have the Rent Estimate form which was given to you at the time the voucher was issued, along with details related to unit (rent amount, utilities pay by tenant, & appliances provided by tenant).

The amount of subsidy you are eligible for is based on your family circumstances, unit selected, and payment standard. The CoPHD verified your family circumstances before issuing the voucher. However, if you experience a change in your circumstances or the information is outdated, the information will need to be re-verified and re-calculated.

Based on the reported information at the time of the voucher issuance, the CoPHD calculated your 30% and 40% of your month adjusted income. These amounts are reflected on the Rent Estimate form you were given in your voucher packet.

According to program regulations, a family’s gross tenant rent cannot exceed 40% of their monthly adjusted income during the first year of the Contract. This tool will determine if you are able to afford the requested rent based on your income. Besides being affordable to your household, the asking rent must also be reasonable compared to similar units in the area. Therefore, the proposed rent amount is not guaranteed.

The payment standards and utility allowances are subject to change.

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