Fort Worth Housing Solutions

1201 East 13th Street
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
(817) 333-3400

Fort Worth Housing Solutions is a public housing agency in Fort Worth, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of December 19th, 2018, Fort Worth Housing Solutions has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The General Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Chronically Homeless Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Affordable Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Homeownership Program Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Family Self-Sufficiency Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions serves Bedford, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Hurst, Keller, Lake Worth, Saginaw and White Settlement.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
General Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Chronically Homeless Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Affordable Housing Open Indefinitely
Homeownership Program Open Indefinitely
Family Self-Sufficiency Open Indefinitely
Fort Worth, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Fort Worth Housing Solutions Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: General Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is currently accepting General Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at a community listed here with an open waiting list. Scroll down to the "Project-Based Vouchers" section.

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 333-3400.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.fwhs.org/housing-opportunities/.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Chronically Homeless Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is currently accepting Permanent Supportive Housing Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: According to FWHS, "To be eligible for the Wait Lists, applicants must meet HUD’s definition of chronically homeless and be referred by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System."

To apply, contact the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 333-3400.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.fwhs.org/housing-opportunities/.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at one of the communities listed here.

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 333-3400.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.fwhs.org/housing-opportunities/.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Affordable Housing Waiting List

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is currently accepting Affordable Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at one of the communities listed here.

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 333-3400.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.fwhs.org/housing-opportunities/.

Last Updated on 08/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Homeownership Program Waiting List

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is currently accepting Homeownership Program waiting list applications until further notice.

Please note: This program is for current FWHS Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher participants.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the Homeownership Interest Notice online here.
  2. Send a written letter of intent to FWHS Homeownership Program, P.O. Box 430, Fort Worth, TX 76101.

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 333-3400.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.fwhs.org/housing-opportunities/.

Last Updated on 08/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Family Self-Sufficiency Waiting List

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is currently accepting Family Self-Sufficiency waiting list applications until further notice.

Please note: This program is for current FWHS Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing participants. More information can be found here.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Section 8 HCV participants must call (817) 333-3653, (817) 333-3607, (817) 333-3671, or (817) 333-3664.
  2. Public Housing participants must call (817) 333-3524.
  3. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Pre-Application" link under the Family Self-Sufficiency section.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

Fort Worth Housing Authority
1201 E. 13th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 333-3400.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via https://www.fwhs.org/housing-opportunities/.

Last Updated on 08/28/2018.

Other Fort Worth Housing Solutions Waiting Lists

Closed: Fort Worth, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. from November 13, 2017 at 8:00 am, until November 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT. It was last open for five days in November 2017; and before that in 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Fort Worth, TX is about 30 miles west of Dallas, TX.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Displaced by natural disaster, government action, or domestic violence; homeless college students; Public Housing applicants or residents whose special need cannot be met in a Public Housing unit; persons discharged from a nursing facility and referred through an authorized program; families at risk of having their children removed from the home due to lack of adequate housing; homeless persons referred through Project WISH; households moving up from a local Continuum of Care Permanent Supporting Housing program; homeless persons with mental illness who are referred by the MHMR of Tarrant County; homeless families with children in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

Waiting list status will be available here, 4-6 weeks after the waiting list closes.

For more information, visit the FWHS website, or call the office at (817) 336-2419.

Last Updated on 11/18/2017.

About Fort Worth Housing Solutions

More information about Fort Worth Housing Solutions can be found on its website at https://www.fwhs.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/19/2018, it is not known if Fort Worth Housing Solutions is aborbing 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 Fort Worth Housing Solutions Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fort Worth Housing Solutions manages 4,832 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 VASH
Vouchers 4,319 84 42 5 65 315
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $638 $541 $811 $458 $859 $529
Monthly Cost $2,753,417 $45,402 $34,078 $2,292 $55,860 $166,788

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fort Worth Housing Solutions

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 7% having issued approximately 743 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 49 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,687 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% 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.

49% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 75% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fort Worth Housing Solutions Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Fort Worth Housing Solutions voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $707. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $95.



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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