Arlington Housing Authority

501 West Sanford Street, Arlington, TX

There are no open waiting lists offered by Arlington Housing Authority. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Texas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Arlington, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The AHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from October 6, 2021, until October 12, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Qualify for both the residency and the working preference will rise to the top of the waiting list.
  • Qualify for the residency preference but not the working preference are ranked next on the waiting list
  • Qualify for the working preference but not the residency preference are ranked next on the waiting list
  • Applicants that do not qualify for either the residency or working preference are ranked next on the waiting list.

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

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA public notice on October 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Arlington, Texas.

Last Updated on 04/05/2022.

About Arlington Housing Authority

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 3,471 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,148 25 7 24 97 11 159
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $835 $821 $1,266 $604 $1,174 $638 $732
Monthly Cost $2,629,389 $20,532 $8,859 $14,499 $113,894 $7,013 $116,446
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.