About Arlington Housing Authority

The Arlington Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Arlington, Texas.

The Arlington Housing Authority serves Arlington.

Arlington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Arlington, Texas Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Soon

AUGUST
23rd

The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from August 23, 2017 at 9:00 am, until August 29, 2017 at 9:00 am CT. It was last open for one week in August 2016; and prior to that for one week in June 2015, and in May 2014.

Arlington, TX is about 20 miles west of Dallas, TX.

Please note: All persons currently on the waiting list at the time of this opening must re-apply.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Only online applications will be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in Arlington and employed, live in Arlington, employed.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

Applicants must register their application here after September 5, 2017 to check their status on the waiting list, and update application information.

For more information, read the AHA public notice, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (817) 275-3351.

Summary

  • What: Arlington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: August 23rd, 2017 at 09:00 AM CT - August 29th, 2017 at 09:00 AM CT
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application available here.
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can contact the housing authority at (817) 276-6722.
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Working/Employed.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 07/31/2017.


About the Arlington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Arlington Housing Authority manages 3,470 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,141 24 6 52 72 175
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $582 $666 $731 $380 $743 $505
Monthly Cost $1,827,317 $15,975 $4,383 $19,747 $53,513 $88,418

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.


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