Fair Market Rent
|Final FY 2023 & Final FY 2022 FMRs By Unit Bedrooms|
Alameda County, California is part of the Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area, which consists of the following counties: Alameda County, CA; and Contra Costa County, CA. All information here applies to the entirety of the Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.
Fair Market Rent Calculation Methodology
1. Calculate the Base Rent: HUD uses 2016-2020 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates of 2-bedroom adjusted standard quality gross rents calculated for each FMR area as the new basis for FY2023, provided the estimate is statistically reliable. For FY2023, the test for reliability is whether the margin of error for the estimate is less than 50% of the estimate itself and whether the ACS estimate is based on at least 100 survey cases. HUD does not receive the exact number of survey cases, but rather a categorical variable known as the count indicator indicating a range of cases. An estimate based on at least 100 cases corresponds to a count indicator of 4 or higher.
If an area does not have a reliable 2016-2020 5-year estimate, HUD checks whether the area has had at least 2 minimally reliable estimates in the past 3 years, or estimates that meet the 50% margin of error test described above. If so, the FY2023 base rent is the average of the inflated ACS estimates.
If an area has not had a minimally reliable estimate in the past 3 years, HUD uses the estimate for the area's corresponding metropolitan area (if applicable) or State non-metropolitan area as the basis for FY2023.