How Much Will My Housing Voucher Raise if I Get Approved for An Additional Bedroom?

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Art: Robin Mead

If you are approved for an additional bedroom, the amount you pay each month stays the same. However, the amount the housing authority pays goes up, so your voucher goes up.

How much will it go up? The answer to this question depends on the payment standards in your area. Ask your housing program for a copy of the payment standard chart, or see if it is on their website. Here’s a few examples:

Alexandria Virginia

If your voucher changes from one bedroom to two bedrooms, the voucher increases by a total of: $200

Two bedrooms to three bedrooms: $600

Three bedrooms to four bedrooms: $500

Emeryville California

One bedroom to two bedrooms: $700

Two bedrooms to three bedrooms: $900

Three bedrooms to four bedrooms: $400

Cincinatti Ohio

One bedroom to two bedrooms: $200

Two bedrooms to three bedrooms: $400

Three bedrooms to four bedrooms: $200


Will My Share of the Rent Go Up? 

No. If you have a voucher and you get approved for an additional bedroom, your share of the rent stays the same. If you are already living in the apartment and you have been paying extra for the additional room, your share of the rent will go down. Will My Share of the Rent Go Up?


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🌸 Art on this page by Robin Mead and Elizabeth D’Angelo.

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1 thought on “How Much Will My Housing Voucher Raise if I Get Approved for An Additional Bedroom?”

  1. When I read your informaton on this site I have no idea if it is legal true. It does not give references to other legal sites.

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