Fair Market Rent Calculation Methodology
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Fair Market Rents for metropolitan areas and nonmetropolitan FMR areas are developed as follows:
 20122016 5year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates of 2bedroom adjusted standard quality gross rents calculated for each FMR area are used as the new basis for FY2019.
In areas where the 20122016 5year ACS 2bedroom adjusted standard quality gross rent estimate is less than its respective margin of error, the state nonmetro estimate of 2bedroom adjusted standard quality gross rent is used.
 HUD calculates a recent mover adjustment factor by comparing a 2016 1year 40th percentile recent mover 2bedroom rent to the 20122016 5year 40th percentile adjusted standard quality gross rent. If either the recent mover and nonrecent mover rent estimates has a margin of error that includes zero, HUD uses the recent mover adjustment for a larger geography. For metropolitan areas, the order of geographies examined is: FMR Area, Entire Metropolitan Area (for Metropolitan SubAreas), State Metropolitan Portion, Entire State, and Entire US; for nonmetropolitan areas, the order of geographies examined is: FMR Area, State NonMetropolitan Portion, Entire State, and Entire US. The recent mover adjustment factor is floored at one.
 HUD calculates the appropriate recent mover adjustment factor between the 5year data and the 1year data and applies this to the 5year base rent estimate.
 Rents are calculated as of December 2017 using the relevant (regional or local) change in CPI from annual 2016 to annual 2017 as well as the change in national CPI from annual 2017 to December 2017.
 All estimates are then trended from December 2017 to April 2019 (15 months) with a trending factor of 2.2999% per year.
 The FY2019 FMR is then calculated by multiplying the base rent, the recent mover adjustment factor, the CPI adjustment, and the trend factor.
 FY2019 FMRs are then compared to a state minimum rent, and any area whose preliminary FMR falls below this value is raised to the level of the state minimum.
The results of the Fair Market Rent StepbyStep Process

The following are the 2016 American Community Survey 5year 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality Gross Rent estimate and margin of error for .
The following calculations are based on data for the entirety of the OMBdefined metropolitan area of $cbsamet_name$.
Area ACS_{2016} 5Year 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality Gross Rent ACS_{2016} 5Year 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality Gross Rent Margin of Error Ratio Result N/A N/A N/A Check ACS_{2015} Base Rent Basis Area FY2018 Base Rent Basis FY2018 Base Rent Local Estimate Area ACS_{2015} Base Rent ACS_{2015} State NonMetro 5Year 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality Gross Rent ACS_{2016} State NonMetro 5Year 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality Gross Rent FY2019 Base Rent * ( / )= * ODBscript Error: Nonnumeric expression: (null) / (null)
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A recent mover adjustment factor is applied based on the smallest area of geography which contains and has an ACS_{2016} 1year Adjusted Standard Quality RecentMover estimate with a Margin of Error Ratio that is less than 1.
The smallest area of geography which contains and has an ACS_{2016} 1year Adjusted Standard Quality RecentMover estimate with a Margin of Error Ratio that is less than 1 is .
 The calculation of the relevant RecentMover Adjustment Factor for is as follows:
ACS_{2016} 5Year Area ACS_{2016} 5Year 40th Percentile 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality Gross Rent ACS_{2016} 1Year 40th Percentile 2Bedroom Adjusted Standard Quality RecentMover Gross Rent Area Ratio RecentMover Adjustment Factor /
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The calculation of the relevant CPI Update Factors for is as follows:
HUD updates the 2016 intermediate rent with the ratio of the annual 2017 local or regional CPI to the annual 2016 local or regional CPI to establish rents as of 2017.
HUD then updates this 2017 annual CPI with the ratio of the December 2017 national CPI to the annual 2016 national CPI to establish rents as of December 2017.
Update Factor Type CPI Update Factor ODBscript Error: Nonnumeric expression: (null) * 1.007027
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The calculation of the Trend Factor is as follows:
HUD applies an additional 15 months of trending to update rents to April, 2019, the midpoint of FY 2019. This trend factor is determined by taking the average annual growth rate in the national 1Year Median Gross Rent between the 2011 and 2016 American Community Surveys.
ACS_{2011}U.S. 1Year Median Gross Rent ACS_{2016}U.S. 1Year Median Gross Rent Average Annual Change in U.S. 1Year Median Gross Rent Trend Factor 2.2999% for 1.25 years $789 $884 ($884 / $789) ^{1/5}=(1.1204) ^{1/5}=1.022999 1.022999^{1.25}=1.028831  The FY 2019 2Bedroom Fair Market Rent for is calculated as follows:
Area ACS_{2016} 5Year Estimate RecentMover Adjustment Factor Annual 2016 to December 2017 CPI Adjustment Trending 2.2999% for 1.25 years FY 2019 2Bedroom FMR 1.0 ODBscript Error: Nonnumeric expression: (null) * 1.007027
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In keeping with HUD policy, the preliminary FY 2019 FMR is checked to ensure that is does not fall below the state minimum for :
Area Preliminary FY 20192Bedroom FMR FY 2019 State Minimum $fmrtype$ FY 20192Bedroom FMR $1 $1 ≥ Use FMR of $1
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$fmrtype$ FY 2019 Rents for All Bedroom Sizes for
The following table shows the FY 2019 FMRs by bedroom sizes. The FMRs for units with different numbers of bedrooms are computed from the ratio of the 40^{th} percentile adjusted standard quality gross rent for the different unit sizes to the 40^{th} percentile adjusted standard quality 2Bedroom gross rent from the 20062010 5year ACS. These Rent Ratios are applied to the FY 2019 2Bedroom FMR to determine the FY 2019 FMRs for the different size units.
Click on the links in the table to see how the bedroom rents were derived.
$fmrtype$ FY 2019 FMRs By Unit Bedrooms  

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Unadjusted Rent Ratio  
State MinimumBased $fmrtype$ FY 2019 FMR 
The FMRs for unit sizes larger than four bedrooms are calculated by adding 15 percent to the four bedroom FMR, for each extra bedroom. For example, the FMR for a five bedroom unit is 1.15 times the four bedroom FMR, and the FMR for a six bedroom unit is 1.30 times the four bedroom FMR. FMRs for singleroom occupancy units are 0.75 times the zero bedroom (efficiency) FMR.