TO: All Section 8 Landlords:

Please be advised that the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) has been mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement the Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) final rule. The use of SAFMR is expected to increase Housing Choice Voucher holders’ access to housing throughout Duval County and surrounding areas by providing a subsidy that is adequate to cover rents in different areas.

SAFMR will affect all households as Fair Market Rents and payment standards (used to determine subsidy levels) will now vary based on the zip code of the dwelling. For those zip codes that have an increase in the payment standard, the change will take place at residents’ next annual recertification or relocation/move beginning April 1, 2018. Those zip codes that will experience a decreased payment standard will only affect new move-ins.

The JHA will make available on its website (www.jaxha.org) a table of zip codes, unit sizes and payment standards in effect beginning April 1, 2018. Fair Market Rents are re-evaluated by HUD annually. Please visit our website for updates and additional information. You may also email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CLICK FOR SAFMR VOUCHER INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK FOR SAFMR PAYMENT STANDARDS

 

For more information on the SAFMR Program, visit the following links:

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr/fmr2016f/SAFMR-Key-Aspects-of-Final-Rule.pdf 

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/public-housing/small-area-fair-market-rents/

 

Jacksonville Housing Authority
1300 N Broad Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: (904) 630-3810

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