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Income Limits

INCOME LIMITS
Effective 4/01/21
Number of Persons in Household Poverty Guidelines Extremely Low Income as published by HUD Very Low Income as published by HUD Low Income as published by HUD
1 12,880 14,650 24,400 39,050
2 17,420 17,420 27,900 44,600
3 21,960 21,960 31,400 50,200
4 26,500 26,500 34,850 55,750
5 31,040 31,040 37,650 60,250
6 35,580 35,580 40,450 64,700
7 40,120 40,120 43,250 69,150
8 44,660 44,660 46,050 73,600
9 49,200 48,800 48,800 78,050
10 53,740 51,600 51,600 82,550
11 58,280 54,400 54,400 87,000
12 62,820 57,200 57,200 91,450
Median Income for Merced County is:  $66,400

The Income Limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are the Very Low Income Limits or 50% of the median income for Merced County. However, HUD Federal Regulation requires that 75% of families newly admitted to the program during a year be within the EXTREMELY LOW INCOME LIMITS as shown in the 3rd column. Very Low Income Families are skipped on the waiting list until the Housing Authority reaches the 75%