adjusted income

(5)The term “adjusted income” means, with respect to a family, the amount (as determined by the public housing agency) of the income of the members of the family residing in a dwelling unit or the persons on a lease, after any income exclusions as follows: (A)In determining adjusted income, a public housing agency shall exclude from the annual income of a family the following amounts: (i)$400 for any elderly or disabled family. (ii)The amount by which 3 percent of the annual family income is exceeded by the sum of— (I)unreimbursed medical expenses of any elderly family or disabled family; (II)unreimbursed medical expenses of any family that is not covered under subclause (I), except that this subclause shall apply only to the extent approved in appropriation Acts; and (III)unreimbursed reasonable attendant care and auxiliary apparatus expenses for each handicapped member of the family, to the extent necessary to enable any member of such family (including such handicapped member) to be employed. (iii)Any reasonable child care expenses necessary to enable a member of the family to be employed or to further his or her education. (iv)$480 for each member of the family residing in the household (other than the head of the household or his or her spouse) who is less than 18 years of age or is attending school or vocational training on a full-time basis, or who is 18 years of age or older and is a person with disabilities. (v)Any payment made by a member of the family for the support and maintenance of any child who does not reside in the household, except that the amount excluded under this clause may not exceed $480 for each child for whom such payment is made; except that this clause shall apply only to the extent approved in appropriations Acts. (vi)Any payment made by a member of the family for the support and maintenance of any spouse or former spouse who does not reside in the household, except that the amount excluded under this clause shall not exceed the lesser of (I) the amount that such family member has a legal obligation to pay, or (II) $550 for each individual for whom such payment is made; except that this clause shall apply only to the extent approved in appropriations Acts. (vii)The amount of any earned income of a member of the family who is not— (I)18 years of age or older; and (II)the head of the household (or the spouse of the head of the household). (B)In determining adjusted income, a public housing agency may, in the discretion of the agency, establish exclusions from the annual income of a family residing in a public housing dwelling unit. Such exclusions may include the following amounts: (i)Excessive travel expenses in an amount not to exceed $25 per family per week, for employment- or education-related travel. (ii)An amount of any earned income of the family, established at the discretion of the public housing agency, which may be based on— (I)all earned income of the family,4 (II)the amount earned by particular members of the family; (III)the amount earned by families having certain characteristics; or (IV)the amount earned by families or members during certain periods or from certain sources. (iii)Such other amounts for other purposes, as the public housing agency may establish.

Source

42 USC § 1437a(b)(5)


Scoping language

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