The local field office paid a portion of the Sec.8 tenant’s rent for two years, but is now lowering the payment (saying that it has been lowered because they are now “using the correct standard for a mobile home”). This will make it unaffordable for the tenant. The HUD “Home Rent Limits” I have seen online only indicate the size --efficiency, 1B, etc. They do not indicate whether this is for a 1B in an apartment building, home, manufactured home, etc. I have not seen Rent Limit lists that distinguish by housing type, but perhaps they exist.
I know that they have limits established for the rental lease on the land which are of course much lower than unit rents, but that is not relevant here as the tenant is renting from the unit owner. Unit owner pays the land lease.
Does any have any experience with this? Is there a HUD ruling I can show them? In particular, if anyone has NJ experience that would be great. It seems that many of you rent to people with Sec. 8, so I think they must be paying the fair market rent in some areas. Any help much appreciated.