Time for a Raise?

Affordable rent is in parentheses; it's calculated by multiplying the median family income by .3 (as federal guidelines recommend spending no-more than 30% of your income on housing), then diving the number by 12 (as in 12 months). For Travis County, MFI in fiscal year 2006 was $69,600, for a family of four.

Household SizeOne PersonTwo PeopleFour People
80% MFI

defined by HUD)

100% MFI*48,700
120% MFI* 58,450
* MFI figures were calculated by city of Austin and not defined directly by HUD.

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