The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 established a new income limit standard based on 30 percent of median family income, which was to be adjusted for family size and for areas of unusually high or low family income. A statutory change was made in 1999 to clarify that these income limits should be tied to the Section 8 very lowincome limits. The 30 percent income limits, therefore, are calculated as 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very lowincome limits. They are then compared to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Since SSI benefits provide the minimum entitlement income for elderly and disabled households, the oneperson 30 percent income limits are increased if they would otherwise be less than the minimum SSI level.
As of FY2010, HUD has discontinued its use of the hold harmless policy that has been in place for several years. For further information, please review our Federal Register Notice, released May 12, 2010. However, in order to minimize program management problems, HUD has devised and implemented a set of maximum and minimum changes for income limits. Consequently, the FY2015 Income Limits cannot increase by more than the greater of 5 percent or twice the national average change in median family income and cannot decrease more than 5 percent. For FY2015, the national change in median family income is 0.923 percent, therefore the maximum change amount is 5 percent.
NOTE: Extremely LowIncome Limits are calculated as a function of the Very LowIncome Limits (50% limits). The 50% limits are calculated using the maximum and minimum change levels. The extremely lowincome limits use the change cap implemented in the 50% limits and further change caps are not recalculated.
Area  4Person Very LowIncome Limit 
Preliminary 4Person Extremely LowIncome Limit 

Area  Preliminary 1Person Extremely LowIncome Limit 70% of 4Person Limit 
SSI Benefit^{1}  Adjustment 

* .7 = 
Is > ? No 
^{1}The 2015 SSI Data is taken from www.socialsecurity.gov. The exact page can be accessed through this link.
Subsequent to the comparisons above, Extremely LowIncome Limits are calculated for each person size family between 1 and 8 persons. As is done with the Very LowIncome Limits, the 1 Person Limit is calculated by multiplying the 4Person limit by 70%, the 2 person is obtained by multiplying the 4Person limit by 80%, the 3 person by multiplying the 4Person by 90%, the 5 Person by multiplying the 4Person by 108%, the 6 Person by multiplying the 4Person limit by 116%, the 7 Person by multiplying the 4Person limit by 124%, and the 8person by multiplying the 4Person limit by 132%.
Income Limit  1person  2person  3person  4person  5person  6person  7person  8person 

FINAL FY2015 Extremely LowIncome Limits  ODBiC Error: Nonnumeric argument for round()
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