H Rent
 
 
(01/01/17 – 12/31/17)
Rent, rental taxes, and mandatory surcharges that are billed to every tenant as part of the rent for a primary housing unit, are allowable for NA, and affect the CA payment standard.
 
NOTE Do not allow late charges, deposits, and additional non mandatory fees for such things as pets, tool sheds, washers, dryers, and furniture. Do not allow rental insurance for furniture and personal belongings, even when it is mandated by the landlord or on the lease.
 
WARNING
When the participant lives in government subsidized housing(g) and does not pay rent, check for possible negative rent utility reimbursements.
 
Allow rental shelter expenses for the primary housing unit, including the following:
 
Rent and taxes on a motel or hotel room.
Public housing rent, minus the amount of the utility allowance.
Fees for a campground space.
Charges for renting land where a mobile home is located. (See Rental Space)
The portion of rental insurance that is for the structure only. When structure coverage is not known, the entire amount of the rental insurance is not an allowable expense.
The portion of personal liability insurance that is for the structure only. When structure coverage is not known, the entire amount of the personal liability insurance is not an allowable expense.
 
NOTE When a CA participant is paying rent to an NA participant and the CA participant is in the same NA case, see Housing Allowance.
 
For procedures regarding verification of rent, see Shelter Expense Verification.
 
 
Key the allowable expense on EXPC using the RE Expense Code.
 
EXCEPTION
When expenses that are not allowed are itemized with expenses that are allowed, key only the allowable expenses on EXPC. When the amounts are not itemized and cannot be separated, key the entire amount.