Rent

Below is information for both public housing tenants and voucher tenants. Please go to the appropriate section to get information about rent.

Note: You can also download many of the forms below (the zero income declaration, family budget, and interim rent change request forms) on the CHA web site's  list of forms. If you are a public housing tenant, open the "For Residents" menu in the top and click the link to "Program Forms." If you are a voucher tenant, open the "For Voucher Holders" menu in the top and click the link to "Program Forms."

Public Housing Tenants

This section contains information for public housing tenants. If you have a voucher, please look at the information for voucher tenants.

CHA Schedule of Maintenance Charges and Legal Fees (current as of August 18, 2010)

Zero Income

There are two forms, a zero income declaration form and a family budget form (forms retrieved October 2, 2011). Note: The zero income form is different for public housing and voucher tenants. If you are a voucher tenant, download the forms in the "Voucher Tenants" section below.

You can also download these form on the CHA web site's list of forms for public housing tenants.

Interim Rent Change Request

Download the form here.

You can also download these form on the CHA web site's list of forms for public housing tenants.

Rent Calculation Worksheets

Rents in CHA public housing/former public housing/RAD properties are calculated on the income levels shown on the CHA's rent chart (click here to see that document). 

You may scroll through this document to find the development where you live. The rent you should pay is based on the income  you reported at your most recent rent recertification. This amount does not include certain deductions that may lower the amount you must actually pay. The rent recert takes place once every two years.

NOTE: Your apartment may also require an annual tax credit recert. Your rent is not based on the income you report on the tax credit recert.

Your rent is based only on the income you report at your rent recert.

 

Rent Determination and Rent Simplification Policies

Determining Rent

Rent Simplification Policy Overview

Rent Simplication Program

Voucher Tenants

Rent simplification overview for voucher households

Zero Income

If you have zero income you need to fill out the zero income declaration form and the family budget form and bring them to the CHA Central Office (forms retrieved October 2, 2011). You will be asked to schedule an appointment with a leased housing officer. Note: The zero income form is different for public housing and voucher tenants. If you are a public housing tenant, download the forms in the "Public Housing Tenants" section above.

You can also download these form on the CHA web site's list of forms for voucher tenants.

Rent Simplification Policy

For Moving to Work vouchers: Rent Simplification Policy

Rent Simplication Program