Shelter Cost Sharing
(04/01/08 – 06/30/08)
Money for shelter costs exchanged between participants, or participants and nonparticipants, residing in the same dwelling are not countable. When the participant owns the home, see the exception box below to determine how to treat any income received.
Key the OX Unearned Income Code in the INC TYPE field on UNIC.
When two or more budgetary units share rental expenses, the amount of money paid directly to the participant that exceeds the participant’s actual expense is countable. (See Example Rent Sharing 1)
Key the OT Unearned Income Code in the INC TYPE field on UNIC.
NOTE Monies that have been counted as income to the budgetary unit in a given month are not countable again in the same month. (See Example Rent Sharing 2)
When a nonparticipant is renting from a participant homeowner, the rent paid to the participant homeowner is countable. Count the money as either unearned income or self-employment to the participant homeowner. (See Rental Property Income and Example Rent Sharing 3)
For policy regarding NA budgeting of shared shelter expenses, see NA Shared Expenses.
For policy regarding budgeting rental income for NA, see Self-Employment Rental Income and Rental Property Unearned Income.