Voucher Payment Standards and Utility Standards

Voucher Payment Standards (VPS) and Utility Allowance Schedules are the maximum amount of subsidy NYCHA will pay to the owner on behalf of a voucher holder. NYCHA's payment standard schedule is based on the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for each unit size established by HUD. These standards can be set between 90% and 110% of the published FMR.

 

Voucher Payment Standards effective January 1, 2017 for new rentals, transfers and annual recertifications:

Bedroom Size Payment Standards ($)
0 (Studio Unit) $1,460
1 $1,533
2 $1,768
3 $2,270
4 $2,448
5 $2,816
6 $3,183
7 $3,550
8 $3,917

Utility Allowance Rates (Effective January 1, 2017):

Cooking Gas and Electric (all Unit Types)
# Of Bedrooms Gas ($) Electric ($) Total ($) With Gas & Electric
0 (Studio Unit) $17 $55 $72
1 $17 $57 $74
2 $17 $58 $75
3 $18 $75 $93
4 $19 $78 $97
5 or More $20 $90 $110

Oil Heat and Hot Water (all Unit Types)
# Of Bedrooms Oil Hot Water only ($) Oil Heat only ($) Total ($) Oil Heat and Hot Water
0 (Studio Unit) $20 $36 $56
1 $29 $51 $80
2 $35 $61 $96
3 $40 $72 $112
4 $46 $82 $128
5 or More $52 $92 $144

Gas Heat and Hot Water (all Unit Types)
# Of Bedrooms Gas Hot Water only ($) Gas Heat only ($) Total ($) Gas Heat and Hot Water
0 (Studio Unit) $14 $26 $40
1 $19 $33 $52
2 $21 $38 $59
3 $24 $43 $67
4 $27 $47 $74
5 or More $30 $52 $82

Electric Heat and Hot Water (all Unit Types)
# Of Bedrooms Electric Hot Water only ($) Electric Heat only ($) Total ($) Electric Heat and Hot Water
0 (Studio Unit) $60 $107 $167
1 $92 $164 $256
2 $114 $202 $316
3 $135 $240 $375
4 $157 $278 $435
5 or More $178 $316 $494

Note:

  • The electric heat allowance is applicable to Section 8 tenants who are responsible for paying their own electric heat. It should be noted that the figures do not include an allowance for cooking by gas or by electric, or electric for light and household appliances. These allowances should be included as appropriate.

 


Electric (all Unit Types)
# Of BedroomsIncluding Electric Cooking Range ($)
0 $68
1 $72
2 $76
3 $97
4 $104
5 or More $120

Note:

  • The allowance includes electric and use of the electric stove.