Implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs): What Advocates Need to Know

The Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) Rule requires Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 24 metro areas to replace FMRs with SAFMRs as soon as possible but no later than April 1. SAFMRs will increase opportunities for voucher families in high rent, low poverty neighborhoods but local advocates must play a key role to protect the rights of participant families particularly in zip codes where FMRs will decrease. This webinar will (1) review the final rule (which also included changes to how rents are determined in the voucher program generally) and (2) describe how advocates can work with PHAs to implement SAFMR policies in a way that expands housing choice and mobility while protecting voucher families from potentially negative impacts.

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The Powerpoint slides are available here.