Arlington Housing Authority

501 W. Sanford Street, Suite 20
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas
(817) 275-3351

Program Details

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

Arlington Housing Authority serves Arlington.

Arlington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Arlington, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, 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 before 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.

Last Updated on 08/29/2017.

About Arlington Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2018, it is not known if Arlington Housing Authority is accepting 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 most recent VMS report, Arlington Housing Authority manages 3,447 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipFamily UnificationTenant ProtectionPorted OutNon-Elderly Disabled
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$613$650$830$429$729$528
Monthly Cost$1,888,808$16,246$8,304$20,156$78,733$92,359

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.