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The Champaign Housing Authority

Tiered Flat Rents and Minimum Rents by BR Size

– Flat rent schedules are established annually and are effective on January 1st of each calendar year. Tenant rent is calculated as gross annual income with no deductions or allowances. Gross annual income is calculated pursuant to the HUD regulatory requirements. However, employment income for dependents is included in total household income if they are not also pursuing a training certification or educational degree. Current income exclusions as defined by HUD continue to apply.

The tiered flat rent amount is based on income ranges established in increments of 5% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The applicable flat rent for an assisted household is the corresponding rent for the range in which the gross annual income of the household falls. The flat rent is the amount that the tenant will pay towards rent. Utility allowances are eliminated. Households with gross annual income less than 5% of the Area Median Income (AMI) pay a minimum rent based on bedroom size of the assisted housing unit. 

Update on Status of Activity - This activity is fully implemented and will be ongoing with modifications described below. 

Changes or Modifications – This activity was modified as described above in the 2014 Plan. In 2018, HACC will modify this activity as follows: 

  1. Project Based Voucher participants shall be pay the applicable flat rent even if it exceeds the contract rent for the unit.
  2. Project Based Voucher households with incomes equal or greater than 100% of area median income will no longer be eligible for housing assistance and will be provided with a 90-day notice to vacate.
  3. Tenant Based Voucher participants whose tenant rent exceeds the contract rent on the unit will be provided with a 30-day notice of cancellation of their voucher.
  4. The flat rent determined at the most recent recertification will remain in effect regardless of any increase or decrease in income until the next regularly scheduled recertification.
  5. Interim recertifications will be completed only as applicable under the Local Self-Sufficiency Program.