Utility Allowances

Allowances for Tenant-Paid Utilities

Eligible families will be provided the monthly allowance when utilities are payable directly by the family to the utility company.

Manufactured Housing – Allowances for Tenant-Paid Utilities

Eligible families will be provided the monthly allowance when utilities are paid directly by the family to the utility company. Monthly deduction is allowed when the mobile home is sub-metered and the tenant is billed for utilities by the mobile home part management.
Note : Utility hook-up charges are paid by the owner.

Allowances for the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP)

This allowance, which is $4 per month or $43 per year, applies to all rental properties with two or more dwelling units on the same lot. However, it does not apply to units in a condominium or a non-profit stock co-operative, units owned or operated by a government agency or authority or to mobile homes or mobile home parks.

Allowances for the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) Registration Fee

This allowance, which is $3 per month or $39 per year, applies to all Voucher tenants living in buildings built before October 1, 1978 where two (2) or more units are on a lot.

Utility Allowances Effective 12/1/2021

Single- & Multi-Family Residential Housing Utility Allowances