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SAFMR Program Effective April 1, 2018

All Section 8 Landlords:
Please be advised that the Jacksonville Housing (JH) has been mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement the Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) final rule. The use of SAFMR is expected to increase Housing Choice Voucher holders' access to housing throughout Duval County and surrounding areas by providing a subsidy that is adequate to cover rents in different areas.

SAFMR will affect all households as Fair Market Rents and payment standards (used to determine subsidy levels) will now vary based on the zip code of the dwelling. For those zip codes that have an increase in the payment standard, the change will take place at residents' next annual recertification or relocation/move beginning April 1, 2018 to the present. Those zip codes that will experience a decreased payment standard will only affect new move-ins.

JH will make available on its website a table of zip codes, unit sizes and payment standards for each fiscal year which starts in October. Fair Market Rents are re-evaluated by HUD annually. Please visit our website for updates and additional information. You may also email your questions to the tenant's Housing Counselor. 

For more information on the SAFMR Program, visit the following links: