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Small Area Fair Market Rents

Due to the increasing demand for more localized rents for a variety of purposes, HUD is making Small Area FMRs for all metropolitan areas available. Small Area FMRs are only permitted to be used to set Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher payment standards in the Dallas, TX HUD Metropolitan FMR Area and by PHAs participating in the Small Area FMR Demonstration Program. One possible use for the Small Area FMRs is in the determination of potential Exception Payment Standard levels. Another general use is that PHAs not participating in the demonstration may use the Small Area FMRs as a guide to setting their payment standards so long as the payment standards remain within the basic range (90%-110%) of the FMR published in the Federal Register for the FMR Area.




FY2017 Hypothetical Small Area FMRs (Based on Final FY2017 Hypothetical Metropolitan FMRs)

This system provides a lookup of Small Area rents for metropolitan areas. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of the small area FY 2017 rents for the selected area. The metropolitan areas are defined using the metropolitan Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as established by the Office of Management and Budget. Complete documentation of the development of FY 2017 Proposed FMRs is available here: FY 2017 FMR Documentation System.


FY2016 Hypothetical Small Area FMRs (Based on Final FY2016 Hypothetical Metropolitan FMRs)

This system provides a lookup of Small Area rents for metropolitan areas. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of the small area FY 2016 rents for the selected area. The metropolitan areas are defined using the metropolitan Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as established by the Office of Management and Budget. Complete documentation of the development of FY 2016 Final FMRs is available here: FY 2016 FMR Documentation System.


FY2015 Hypothetical Small Area FMRs (Based on Final FY2015 Metropolitan FMRs)

This system provides a lookup of Small Area rents for metropolitan areas. These rents are based on the FY2015 Final FMRs published October 1, 2013. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of the small area FY 2014 rents for the selected area. The metropolitan areas are defined using the metropolitan Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as established by the Office of Management and Budget. Complete documentation of the development of FY 2015 Final FMRs is available here: FY 2015 FMR Documentation System.


FY2014 Hypothetical Small Area FMRs (Based on Final FY2014 Metropolitan FMRs)

This system provides a lookup of Small Area rents for metropolitan areas. These rents are based on the FY2014 Final FMRs published October 1, 2013. After selecting the desired geography, the user is provided a page containing a summary of the small area FY 2014 rents for the selected area. The metropolitan areas are defined using the metropolitan Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as established by the Office of Management and Budget. Complete documentation of the development of FY 2014 Final FMRs is available here: FY 2014 FMR Documentation System.








Anyone interested in how the Small Area FMRs are calculated or may be used in conjunction with a HUD Rental Assistance program should contact HUD’s Economic and Market Analysis Division at EMAD-hq@hud.gov.