In the mysterious world of Housing Voucher calculations, it seems that market rent rate increase means no Section 8 voucher for those sitting on the waiting list.
Fair market rent in New Haven has risen a whopping 8.5 percent since last year increasing a 3-bedroom apartment in New Haven from $1,491/month to about $1,618/month.
This means that the housing authority will be paying landlords more for housing families with federal subsidies—and therefore will have fewer such Section 8 subsidies to hand out.
On the positive, the increase will allow current residents an easier chance to find housing willing to accept the voucher.
HUD has proposed the following fair market rents for the New Haven-Meriden metro area starting this October: $987 for an efficiency, $1119 for a one-bedroom, $1352 for a two-bedroom, $1618 for a three-bedroom and $1850 for a four-bedroom.