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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 required to be used to set Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher payment standards in the Dallas, TX HUD Metropolitan FMR Area. Other Housing Agencies operating in metropolitan areas may opt-in to the use of Small Area FMRs. Furthermore, Small Area FMRs may be used as the basis for setting Exception Payment Standards – PHAs may set exception payment standards up to 110 percent of the Small Area FMR. PHAs administering Public Housing units may use Small Area FMRs as an alternative to metropolitan area-wide FMRs when calculating Flat Rents. Please See HUD’s Small Area FMR Final Rule for additional information regarding the uses of Small Area FMRs.




FY2018 Small Area 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 2018 rents for the selected area. The metropolitan areas are the same as those used in the calculation of metropolitan area-wide Fair Market Rents. Complete documentation of the development of FY 2018 FMRs (metropolitan area-wide and non-metropolitan county FMRs) is available here: FY 2018 FMR Documentation System.

  • Small Area FMRs (*.xlsx, 2 MB) - This file contains all Small Area FMRs for each ZIP code plus 90% and 110% payment standard limits for each bedroom unit count SAFMR

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.





SECRETARY'S DETERMINATION


NOTICE OF FINAL RULEMAKING

On November 16, 2016 HUD released a Notice of Final Rulemaking regarding the use of Small Area FMRs is certain metropolitan areas for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The notice was published in the Federal Register.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

On June 16, 2016 HUD released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the use of Small Area FMRs is certain metropolitan areas for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The notice was published in the Federal Register and solicits public comments. The comment period begins on June 16, 2016 and will end on August 15, 2016. For questions regarding the Proposed Rule, please contact HUD as SAFMR_Rule@hud.gov. Please note that this email address is limited to questions about the rule and is not a means of submitting public comment; comments submitted via email but not through regulations.gov (or by mail) may not receive a response.


ADVANCED NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

HUD recently released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the use of Small Area FMRs in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The notice was published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2015 and the public comment period will end on July 2, 2015.


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.