Utility Allowance Schedule Sec8
The following allowances are used to determine the total cost of tenant-furnished utilities and appliances.
PHAs must maintain a completed HUD Form-52667 Utility Allowance Schedule for each unit type that is typical in the PHA’s
jurisdiction. The utility allowance schedule is based on the typical cost of utilities and services paid by energy-conservation
households that occupy housing of similar size and type in the same locality. In developing the schedule, the PHA must use normal
patterns of consumption for the community as a whole and current utility rates.
This form includes the utilities that the PHA must consider: heating (space), cooking, other electric (e.g. lights, appliances, general
usage), air conditioning (if the majority of housing units in the market provide centrally air-conditioned units or there is
appropriate wiring for tenant-installed air conditioners), water heating, water, sewer, trash, the cost to provide a range, and the
cost to provide a refrigerator. This form includes several fuel types, however, the PHA is not required to have a utility allowance
for every fuel type listed on the form. The PHA is only required to have an allowance for the fuel types that are typical in the PHA’s
Electric resistance vs. electric heat pump: The most recent update to the HUD-52667 includes “Electric Heat Pump” as a fuel type
under “Heating”. PHAs may choose to provide an allowance on the schedule for electric (resistance), electric heat pump, or both.
Heat pumps are more efficient and are associated with lower consumption. By adding this to the form, HUD is not requiring PHAs
to consider both. This is up to the PHA, however, the HUD Utility Schedule Model tool available on HUDUser.gov provides an
allowance for both electric resistance and electric heat pump.
Determining Allowances: In general, PHAs use local sources of information on the cost of utilities and services, such as:
1. Electric utility suppliers
2. Natural gas utility suppliers
3. Water and sewer suppliers
4. Fuel oil and bottled gas suppliers
5. Public service commissions
6. Real estate and property management firms
7. State and local agencies
8. Appliance sales and leasing firms
PHAs may use the HUD Utility Schedule Model (HUSM) available on HUDuser.org to determine their Utility Allowance Schedules.
The tool uses geographic-specific utility consumption rates combined with user entered data on utility rates to determine the
overall monthly allowance.