Compliance Current Income and Rent Limits

Compliance Current Income Limits and Maximum Rents:

If there are questions regarding the Income and Rent Limits listed below, please call 517-241-2560 or email our Compliance Monitoring Division.

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA):

Metropolitan Statistical Areas Updated 04/10/2018

LIHTC, 1602, TCAP, MSHDA Direct Lending and Pass-Through Programs (Effective 04/01/2018):

(Direct Lending programs include: developments funded under tax-exempt and taxable bond financing programs, including One Percent, 80/20, 70/30, TEAM and HOME TEAM Advantage)

Due to changes from HERA and the elimination of HUD’s Hold Harmless Policy, there are now nine (9) different sets of income and rent limits for these programs. The applicable set of limits is based on a property’s placed in service date, as discussed below.

Placed in Service (PIS) Dates:

  • For acquisition/rehab projects, use the projects* acquisition PIS date
  • For rehab only developments, use the projects* rehab PIS date
  • For new construction, use the projects* Certification of Occupancy date
  • PIS dates will change for properties that get:
    • A second allocation of LIHTC; or
    • 1602 funds added to current properties

* Each building in the project must be treated as a separate project for LIHTC purposes unless the owner has/will elected the buildings to be collectively treated as one property per the 8609 Part II question 8b.  If buildings are collectively treated as one project, the PIS date of the first building is the applicable PIS date.

04-01-2018 Income Limits:

Historical Income and Rent Limits for these types of projects can be found here: Income Limits 1987-Present.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) - Section 8 Income & Rent Limits:

Income Limits:  HUD has posted income limits for the NSP Program.  These limits can be found on the following HUD webpage.  Please note that Michigan is State ID #26: (Effective 06/01/2018)

Rent Limits:  The NSP program has several methods for determining rent limits.  If based on HOME limits, use current HOME limits below.  If MTSP use the appropriate chart above for your LIHTC program.  If based on current Section 8 limits, use the chart below:  

04-01-2018 Income Limits

Section 8 and Section 236 (Effective 04/01/2018):

The income limits can be found at
huduser 2018 income limits

HOME (Effective 06/01/2018):

The income limits can be found at
Program Income Limits
Program Rent Limits

Fair Market Rents:

Fair Market Rents can be found at under datasets:
Fair Market Rents