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Arlington Housing Authority

501 W. Sanford Street, Suite 20
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas 76011

Arlington Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Arlington Housing Authority serves Arlington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Arlington, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Arlington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Arlington Housing Authority Website:

Arlington Housing Authority Phone: (817) 275-3351.

Closed: Arlington, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 15, 2020, until July 20, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the AHA public notice, "Applicants currently on the WaitList from prior Open Enrollments will be terminated from the WaitList and must re-apply during this Open Enrollment period."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Arlington, Texas
  • Head of Household or spouse is employed, receives Social Security Disability Income, or is age 62 or older
  • Disabled AND non-elderly
    • To answer yes, the person with a disability must be 18 years of age or older, and less than 62 years of age and have a verifiable disability
  • If yes is selected for Disabled AND non-elderly, the following preferences also apply:
    • Homeless
    • At Risk of Being Homeless
    • Transitioning out of an institutional or segregated setting
    • At Risk of Being Institutionalized

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page, or the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA, as of July 15, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Arlington, Texas.

Last Updated on 07/24/2020.

About Arlington Housing Authority

More information about Arlington Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Arlington Housing Authority may be available by phone at (817) 275-3351. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/30/2020, it is not known if Arlington Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Arlington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Arlington Housing Authority manages 3,297 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,918 27 8 33 141 7 163
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $705 $765 $823 $567 $901 $641 $619
Monthly Cost $2,055,947 $20,645 $6,580 $18,713 $127,034 $4,487 $100,844

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Arlington Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 350 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $12,896 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Arlington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Arlington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $724. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.