I did note however that San Francisco has recently announced that they got a HUD waiver to allow them to use a different payment standard for the VASH supportive housing program.
The new VASH SF payment standard will be based on "120% of the 50% percentile" rent.
The table below helps illustrate what the payment standard would be using FY 2015 proposed fair market rents for San Francisco and FY 2015 50% percentile rents. [I show all BR sizes in table, not clear if SF waiver is limited to just studio and 1 BR apartments; I don't yet see FY 2016 50% percentile rents, but don't anticipate that they would significantly change these results]
- VASH payment standards can be as high as 132% of FMR in San Francisco.
- SF VASH payment standards for a 1 BR apartment can be as high as $2,153 vs $1,635 at the Fair Market Rent level--a difference of $518 per month.
- For veterans with families using VASH, the 2 BR VASH payment standard of $2,716 is $654 more than the FMR of $2,062.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.