Home buyers will find the
2017 2019 USDA 502 household income limits for Florida below. Most of the other states in the U.S. are similar, please contact us to discuss the USDA rural housing income limits in your county. The income limit for most of Florida is now set at $82,700 for a family of 1-4, with some Fla counties higher. Additionally, households with 5 or more members are permitted to make even more.
**UPDATE July 2018– applicants can read about the latest 2019 income limits here. Disregard the chart below.
USDA loan applicants should keep in mind a few important things in regards to 2017 USDA household income limits. These things apply to all states and counties:
- The income limits apply to ALL people living in the home that receive income – even if they are NOT listed on the loan application. Example: Husband and wife together make a gross income of $55,000 per year. In addition, they have an elderly parent that lives with them, but they are not going to be included on the mortgage or listed on the loan application. This parent receives $10,000 per year in social security income or disability income. For USDA income eligibility purposes their household income amount would be $65,000 per year. For qualifying purposes, their income would be $55,000.
- One exception is working full-time students, as only a max of $480 of their yearly income ( if they work) is included. However, if they are also a dependent, the $480.00 can be removed thus canceling out their income altogether.
- For W2 earners the USDA income limits are based on gross income, not NET income. 1099 or self-employed workers income calculations can be more complex, we recommend these applicants contact us.
- Dependent deduction – Each household can deduct $480 per dependent.
- Child care expenses when applicable. Documentable child day care expenses, etc.
- Certain un reimbursed business expenses.
- The USDA RD income limits only apply to household income at the time of closing. Future income or earning potential is not a factor.
- Note the USDA income limits apply to both USDA purchase and USDA refinance transactions.
If your household income is close to the limit, be sure to calculate your income deductions properly. We often see this as the difference in turning an ineligible household to ELIGIBLE for USDA financing. USDA has a handy income calculator located here. This will do all the math for you, just follow the step listed. If you have questions or aren’t sure about something, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you – just submit the short Info Request Form on this page for fast service. You can also contact us at 7 days a week at ph: 800-743-7556
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