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Occupancy Standard

The Occupancy Standard for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is as follows:

  • Two Persons per room (example 2-person household qualifies for a 1 bedroom regardless of sex or age)

The Occupancy Standard for the LIHTC and PBV is as follows:

  • Families will be assigned one bedroom for each two persons within the household except in the following circumstances:
    • Persons of the opposite sex (except spouses, and children under age 5) will not be required to share a bedroom.
    • Persons of different generations will not be required to share a bedroom.
    • Live-in aides will be allocated a separate bedroom. No additional bedrooms will be provided for the live-in aide's family.
    • Single person families will be allocated a zero or one bedroom.
    • Foster children will be included in determining unit size.