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Payment Standards

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Maximum monthly assistance payment for a family assisted by the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Payment standards are set by Public Housing Agencies based on the local housing market. In most cases, HUD requires payment standards to be set at no less than 90% and no greater than 110% of the area Fair Market Rent.

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