How Much Is My Rent Portion?
Participants on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program generally pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward their rent and utility costs. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority subsidizes the remainder of the rent amount and in some cases may provide assistance with utility costs. The MPHA payment cannot exceed the current payment standard. (link to payment standard chart),
When you submit a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) you will receive a Rent Burden Worksheet estimating your rent portion that was based upon your income and family size. Until you receive written notice of your calculated rent portion, you need to pay this estimated rent portion to the property owner. It may take up to 60 days until you receive the rent notification.