HOME | SITE MAP | SEARCH | CONTACT      Facebook   Twitter
 
 Celebrating 30 Years: 1983-2013 
          
   30-Year Story & Timeline...
My View: Celebrating 30 Years...
     

Utility Allowance Information

Maximum rent limits include the cost of utilities paid by the resident. Unless your property pays ALL utilities, you will be required to provide the utility allowance(s) in effect during the reporting period. See Chapter 2 for utility allowance information. You should circle and total the items in the utility allowance(s) that apply to the units in your property. Example (PDF)

If you have questions about how to calculate allowances for your property, consult the source of the utility allowance. Utility Allowance changes must be implemented within 90 days. Most properties use published public housing authority utility allowances. A new procedure for owners to calculate utilities based on actual usage is described below.

PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY UTILITY ALLOWANCES OFFERED ONLINE

The following housing authorities offer their utility sheets online. If the utility allowance listed is more than a year old, contact the source and ask them if there is a new utility allowance. Please encourage the source to post the latest utility allowance online as soon as possible.

Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority | See Section 8 Utility Allowance under "Leased Housing"

Bremerton Housing Authority | See Utility Allowance for Kitsap and Mason Counties

Everett Housing Authority | See Section 8 Utility Allowances for Everett

Grant Housing Authority | See Utility Allowances for Grant County

Kennewick Housing Authority | See KHA Section 8 Utility Allowance Schedules for Benton County under "Learn More About"

King County Housing Authority | Utility Allowances for KCHA Section 8 (excluding Seattle & Renton)

Longview Housing Authority | Go to "Housing Services" menu on home page, select Rent Subsidy Programs, then Fair Market Rents, then Utility Rates, then HUD-52667 links to view the Utility Allowance Form for Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific or Wahkiakum Counties.

Peninsula Housing Authority | See Section 8 Utility Allowance for Clallam and Jefferson Counties

Renton Housing Authority | See Section 8 Utility Allowance for the City of Renton

Seattle Housing Authority | See Utility Allowances Schedules for Seattle

Spokane Housing Authority | Utility sheets Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman Counties

Pierce County Housing Authority | See Utility Allowance Schedules for Pierce County (excluding Tacoma)

Housing Authority of Snohomish County | See by building type for Snohomish Co. (excluding Everett)

City of Tacoma Housing Development | Tacoma Utility Allowances for Tacoma

Housing Authority of Thurston County | See Moving and Porting Paperwork - Utility Charts

Vancouver Housing Authority | See Utility Allowances for Clark County

Walla Walla Housing Authority | See "Landlord Info" for Walla Walla & Columbia Cos. utility allowances

Yakima Housing Authority | See "Property Owners" for Yakima and Kittitas Cos. utility allowances

FINDING YOUR HOUSING AUTHORITY

If your housing authority does not offer their utility allowance sheets online, the following site can help you identify the housing authority near your property and find their phone number: Association of Washington Housing Authorities.  HUD also has a list of Housing Authorities in Washington: WA Public Housing Authority Contact Information

ACTUAL USAGE CALCULATION OPTION

See Appendix O of the Tax Credit Compliance manual for the new WSHFC utility allowance procedure option. This option describes how owners may calculate utilities themselves based on actual usage or with the help of a contractor.  Contractors who have expressed an interest in assisting property owners with this process:

Compliance Solutions an Affiliate of Zeffert and Association

09/03/2013

 
Home | Privacy Policy   Facebook   Twitter
Administration | Careers | Commissioners | Housing Washington | Events | My View | Publications
Homeownership: Homebuyer Programs | Information for Lending & Real Estate Professionals
Multifamily Housing: 4% Housing Credit | 9% Housing Credit | 80/20 Bonds | 501(c)(3) Housing
Special Programs: Energy | Farmer/Rancher | Nonprofit Facilities | Land Acquisition Program
Property Managers: Asset Management & Compliance
Information for Investors: Official Statements, Annual Reports, & Interim Information
     
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.464.7139 or 800.767.4663 | Fax: 206-587-5113 | WebMaster@wshfc.org
© 1998-2014 All Rights Reserved