Payment Standards

Search for your Metro HRA Payment Standard (Effective 2/1/2024 for Moves and 4/1/2024 for Reexams)

* The amounts above do not apply to units in the cities of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Plymouth, Bloomington, Richfield or St Louis Park.  These cities are served by separate Housing Authorities and their payment standards apply.  See for more information    

Download a complete list of payment standards by zipcode up to 6 bedrooms  (PDF)

Metro HRA is implemented Payment Standards by Zip code using Small Area Fair Market rents effective July 1, 2020. 

What is a payment standard?

A payment standard is the rent limit used to determine unit affordability and rent portions. Payment standards vary by bedroom size and location.

How will I know what payment standard to use?

Please use the online tool above. When a zip code is entered, this tool will provide the payment standards for that area. Download a complete list of payment standards by zipcode (PDF).

What if I live in an area with an increased payment standard?

The new payment standard will be effective at your next annual recertification or move, whichever comes first.

What if I live in an area with a decreased payment standard?

The current payment standard will continue to be used as long as you remain in your current unit. The decreased payment standard will only be used if you move. Your HRA Coordinator will review your file annually to determine when the new standard should be applied. If you decide to move, the new payment standard policy will be applied.

Contact us

Metro HRA staff are available for questions via email at [email protected] or by phone at 651-602-1021. You can expect that a member of the HRA team will respond to you within one business day.