Median Income Family Size Adjustments


By statute, family size adjustments are required to provide higher income limits for larger families and lower income limits for smaller families.

The factors used are as follows:

Number of Persons in Family and Percentage Adjustments
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
70% 80% 90% Base 108% 116% 124% 132%

Income limits for families with more than eight persons are not included in the printed lists because of space limitations. For each person in excess of eight, the four-person income limit should be multiplied by an additional 8 percent. (For example, the nine-person income limit equals 140 percent [132 + 8] of the relevant four-person income limit.)

Local agencies may round income limits for nine or more persons to the nearest $50, or may use the un-rounded numbers.