Total Tenant Payment

The Total Tenant Payment is the rent portion the family pays and is determined by the family’s annual income. The annual income consists of all anticipated income for every member of the household. Although not all income may be included in determining the family’s rent payment, the family is responsible for reporting all income.

Income Included in Annual Income


Regular financial contributions

Unemployment benefits

Child support

Social Security/SSI

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits

Retirement benefits


Income not Included in Annual Income

Live-in Aide income

Foster children or foster adult income

Employment income of children under 18 years

Employment income above $480 of full-time students 18 years or older

Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits)