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FY 2016 Income Limits Documentation System

FY 2016 Income Limits Summary

FY 2016 Income Limit Area Median Income
FY 2016 Income Limit Category Persons in Family
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cook County $76,900 Very Low (50%) Income Limits ($)
26,950 30,800 34,650 38,450 41,550 44,650 47,700 50,800
Extremely Low Income Limits ($)*
16,150 18,450 20,750 24,300 28,440 32,580 36,730 40,890
Low (80%) Income Limits ($)
43,050 49,200 55,350 61,500 66,450 71,350 76,300 81,200

Selecting any of the buttons labeled "Explanation" will display detailed calculation steps for each of the various parameters.

NOTE: Cook County is part of the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL HUD Metro FMR Area, so all information presented here applies to all of the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL HUD Metro FMR Area. The Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL HUD Metro FMR Area contains the following areas: Cook County, IL; DuPage County, IL; Kane County, IL; Lake County, IL; McHenry County, IL; and Will County, IL.

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be the greater of 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits.

Income Limit areas are based on FY 2016 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For information on FMRs, please see our associated FY 2016 Fair Market Rent documentation system.

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