The High Point Housing Authority works with over 1,000 landlords/owners to provide housing choice vouchers to qualifying participants in High Point, NC. Families typically pay between 30% and 40% of their adjusted annual income towards housing costs and HPHA provides a subsidy that generally represents the difference between the tenant share and the gross contract rent (rent plus utilities). The subsidy, called a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), is paid by HPHA to the landlord/owner of the property. This payment is subject to limitations imposed by HPHA’s payment standards. Payment standards are based upon fair market rents (FMRs) established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).