Median Income Scales


Median income scales are used to calculate what percentage a household's income is of (usually state) guideline amounts.


Median scales are similar to the Poverty Scales for the federal poverty calculation.


Like the poverty scales, calculations are made using the case's intake date, not the current date or the date opened.


Median Income is a different feature than HUD's Area Median Income.


Median scales are entered and maintained on the Admin > Median Income Scales page.

Three options in the Financial Information block are relevant:


  • Show Percentage of Median Income

  • Percentage of Median Income

  • Include Median Income for Eligibility


Many sites will have more than one form with this block on it. Each needs to be configured.