Voucher Program Payment Standard

The Voucher program Payment Standard is used to calculate how much rental assistance the Housing Authority can pay to a landlord on behalf of an assisted household. If a family selects a rental unit where the rent plus the utility allowance is equal to or less than our Payment Standard, the households share of the rent will generally be 30% of their adjusted monthly income. The cost of utilities that the tenant pays are calculated using our utility allowance charts (see links below).

Payment Standard by Bedroom Size

(Effective 10/1/2022)

Studio -   $1,239
1-Bdrm - $1,369
2-Bdrm - $1,601
3-Bdrm - $2,275
4-Bdrm - $2,728
5-Bdrm - $3,137

Determining a Unit Size

For each family, the Housing Authority determines the appropriate number of bedrooms under the PHA subsidy standards and enters the family unit size on the "voucher" that is issued to the family. The family unit size does not dictate the size of the unit the family must actually lease, nor does it determine who within a household will share a bedroom/sleeping room.

For more information on how The Housing Authority of Thurston County determines a family unit size, click on link below:

Determining Family Unit Size

Utility Allowance Charts

2022 Utility Chart-Apartment, Tri-Plex, 4-Plex(pdf)
2022 Utility Chart-House, Duplex, Manufactured Home (pdf)