Payment Standards

Search for your Metro HRA Payment Standard (Effective 7/1/2020)

Click here to download a complete list of payment standards by zipcode up to 6 BRs  (PDF file).

The Metro HRA is implementing Payment Standards by Zip code using Small Area Fair Market rents effective July 1st 2020.  If you are moving into a new unit prior to July 1st, the current payment standards will be used.
 

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?

You can use the online tool above.  When a zip code is entered, this tool will provide the payment standards for that area.  Click here to download a complete list of payment standards by zipcode (PDF file).
 

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.
 

I have questions about this new policy, who should I contact?

Metro HRA staff are available for questions via email at metrohra@metc.state.mn.us 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.