The HUD Median Family Income for Seattle-Bellevue
(the relevant US Census Metropolitan Area) is $88,300
But now I do see how Ansel keeps using the wrong numbers for Seattle median income.
for the low-income (80%) limit first take 80% of local median income. For Seattle-Bellevue, that's 80% of $88,200, or $70,550. This 80% of local median is then compared to 100% of national median
($63,900), and the lower of the two is used for the rest of the calculation. The one-person limit is then obtained by multiplying the lesser number by 70%.
So for starters, the one-person limit in an area with a median income less than the national median income would be 70% of 80% of median, or 56%
of median income, not 80%.
For areas with above-average income, the four-person HUD limit will be less than 80% of local median, due to substituting national median income in the calculation. For our census tract, the HUD 4-person low-income limit is 72%
of local median income.
And since the 1-person limit is simply 70% of the 4-person limit, that means for Seattle, the HUD low-income 1-person limit is 50.4%
of local median income. Not 80%.