fy 1998 income limits and section 8 fair market rents
Click here to obtain a national data file with all counties and county subparts.
Click here to obtain state-level median family income estimates.
Click here to obtain the income limit area definitions.
Click here to learn how median family incomes are estimated.
Click here to obtain the income limits for the Section 221(d) (3)BMIR, Section 235, and Section 236 programs.
To view information for a given county or to download information for a specific State, go to the U.S. map below and click on the State you are interested in. The file format is described below the map.
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Questions concerning the methodology used to develop these income limits are addressed in the FY 1998 Income Limits Briefing Material supplied to all HUD field economists.
Click here to learn how HUD income limits are calculated.
The data files provide county-level data. Income limits and FMRs are the same for all parts of a metropolitan area. In New England, a county may be split among metropolitan areas and have a nonmetropolitan part. You must use state, county, and metropolitan area codes to find the income limits or FMRs for a New England township.
The file layout is as follows:
Line# Spaces Content
1 1-2 State FIPS Code
4-5 State abbreviation
6-9 FIPS county code
10-37 County name
38-43 HUD MSA code (usually same as Census code)
50-77 MSA/PMSA name (or NONMETRO categorization)
2 39-46 FY 1998 Area Median Family Income
for a metropolitan area or for a
3 28-33 1-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
34-39 2-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
40-45 3-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
46-51 4-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
52-57 5-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
58-63 6-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
64-69 7-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
70-75 8-person HUD Very Low-Income limit
4 28-33 1-person HUD Low-Income limit
34-39 2-person HUD Low-Income limit
40-45 3-person HUD Low-Income limit
46-51 4-person HUD Low-Income limit
52-57 5-person HUD Low-Income limit
58-63 6-person HUD Low-Income limit
64-69 7-person HUD Low-Income limit
70-75 8-person HUD Low-Income limit
5 28-33 Efficiency Fair Market Rent
34-39 1-bedroom Fair Market Rent
40-45 2-bedroom Fair Market Rent
46-51 3-bedroom Fair Market Rent
52-57 4-bedroom Fair Market Rent