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FY 2017 Fair Market Rent Documentation System

The 1-bedroom FMR for Sioux Falls, SD MSA is based on the ratio of the rent estimate for 1-bedroom Units to the rent estimate rent estimate for 2 bedroom units. For geographic levels smaller than metropolitan areas, the estimate of 1-bedroom rent is the average of the past three estimates from the most recent American Community Survey 5-Year releases. If an area does not have a reliable local rent estimate, the ratio is based on rent estimates for its larger containing geographic area. This ratio is multiplied by the 2 bedroom FY 2017 Fair Market Rent (FMR) to obtain the 1-bedroom for FY 2017.

The tables below provide the relevant steps for computing the FY 2017 1-bedroom FMR:

  1. Check the Margin of Error Ratios for Sioux Falls, SD MSA. If either the 1-bedroom or 2 bedroom Margin of Error Ratio is greater than .5 or if there is not sufficient data to calculate the ratio, then the bedroom ratio is determined using data for the smallest geographic area encompassing Sioux Falls, SD MSA for which there is acceptable data.

    ACS Release Adjusted Standard Quality 1-bedroom Estimate of Gross Rent Adjusted Standard Quality 1-bedroom Margin of Error of Gross Rent 1-bedroom Margin of Error Ratio Adjusted Standard Quality 2 Bedroom Estimate of Gross Rent Adjusted Standard Quality 2 Bedroom Margin of Error of Gross Rent 2 Bedroom Margin of Error Ratio
    2014 $562 $12 $12 / $562 =
    0.02
    $686 $8 $8 / $686 =
    0.01
    2013 $554 $15 $15 / $554 =
    0.03
    $679 $8 $8 / $679 =
    0.01
    2012 $529 $17 $17 / $529 =
    0.03
    $672 $9 $9 / $672 =
    0.01
  2. Because 3 out of 3 local level ratios are reliable, their average will be used as the 1-bedroom ratio for FY 2017.

    ACS2012 Ratio ACS2013 Ratio ACS2014 Ratio Average of Reliable Ratios (Preliminary 1-bedroom Bedroom Ratio)
    $529/ $672 =
    0.787
    $554/ $679 =
    0.816
    $562/ $686 =
    0.819
    0.807
  3. The preliminary 1-bedroom bedroom ratio is checked against the caps and floors for that bedroom size. The floor is set at the 10th percentile of the national distribution of 1-bedroom bedroom ratios (weighted by population), while the cap is set at the 90th percentile of the same distribution.

    Sioux Falls, SD MSA Preliminary 1-bedroom Bedroom Ratio National 1-bedroom Floor National 1-bedroom Ceiling Sioux Falls, SD MSA Preliminary 1-bedroom Bedroom Ratio
    0.807 0.752 0.867 0.807 is between floor and ceiling ratios.
  4. Multiply the 1-bedroom Rent Ratio by the 2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent to determine the 1-bedroom Fair Market Rent for Sioux Falls, SD MSA.

    Computation of 1-bedroom FMR for Sioux Falls, SD MSA
    1-bedroom Rent Ratio FY 2017 2-Bedroom FMR FY 2017 1-bedroom FMR
    0.807 $811 $811 * 0.807 = $655

Prepared by the Economic and Market Analysis Division, HUD. Technical Problems or questions? Contact Us.