Housing policies and programs can have different income requirements and focus areas. The two frames below provide ways to group housing programs.
Housing programs often use percent of “Area Median Income” (AMI) to determine eligibility. What is AMI? The filled bar indicates the maximum AMI that the program covers. Please note that some programs have various eligibility requirements and this is only a summary view.
People or Housing Units
Programs that assist individuals or families try to increase their ability to obtain or maintain housing. Programs that focus on units try to maintain or increase the “supply” of affordable housing. Icons indicate whether people or units are the target of the program.