Area Median Income (AMI)

Area Median Income (AMI) is computed annually by County:

  • Extremely Low Income (ELI) means less than 30% AMI;
  • Very Low Income (VLI) means less than 50% AMI,
  • Lower Income (LI) means less than 80% AMI;
  • Moderate (M) means less than 120% AMI
  • Above Moderate (AM) is greater than 120% AMI.

AMI limits can be found at 2017 State Income Limits, Santa Clara County or on our Housing Reference Tables page.

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