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Last updated: 6/13/17

Housing and urban development income limits

Learn the income limits to qualify for certain federal housing programs.

Income limits are based on household size and a percentage of the annual average income for that area. You might be able to get housing help if you’re below a certain percentage of the Boston area median income.

Government housing programs qualify applicants based on their household income. The standard used for determining income eligibility is called the Area Median Income (AMI).  Since each market area in the United States has different living costs and income levels, AMI is based on where you live and your household size. For example, the income limit for a CDBG funded program is for a family of 4 living in Boston is $81,800.   

Current AMI levels for all household sizes in Boston

Still have questions? Contact:
Neighborhood Development
26 Court Street
8th, 9th, and 11th Floors
Boston, MA 02108-2501
United States