About Fort Worth Housing Solutions

The Fort Worth Housing Solutions is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Fort Worth, Texas.

As of November 3rd, 2017 we have confirmed Fort Worth Housing Solutions has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

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

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The FWHA offers three Public Housing communities for families and senior/disabled households, located throughout Fort Worth, TX. For waiting list information on each Public Housing community, please read below:

  • Butler Place Apartments (1-4 bedrooms)
    1201 Luella Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

The 1-2 bedroom Butler Place Apartments waiting list is currently open, from September 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015. The 3-4 bedroom waiting list is currently closed.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the address above during normal office hours.

  • Fair Oaks Apartments (1 bedroom for elderly households)
    4401 Quail Trail
    Fort Worth, TX 76114

The Fair Oaks Apartments 1 bedroom waiting list is currently open indefinitely.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the address above during normal office hours.

  • Fair Park Apartments (2-3 bedrooms)
    4400 Fair Park Blvd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76115

The Fair Park Apartments 2-3 bedroom waiting lists are currently open indefinitely.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the address above during normal office hours.

  • Scattered Sites

Please note: The Scattered Sites units offer only 2 bedrooms.

The Scattered Sites waiting list is currently open indefinitely.

To apply, complete a pre-application at Fair Park Apartments, located at 4400 Fair Park Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76115, during normal office hours.

The Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA) is currently accepting Affordable Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: This is not the Public Housing program.

The FWHA offers six Affordable Housing communities for families and senior/disabled households, located throughout Fort Worth, TX. For waiting list information on each Affordable Housing community, please read below:

  • Cambridge Court Apartments (1-3 bedrooms)
    8135 Calmont Ave.  
    Fort Worth, TX 76116

All Cambridge Court Apartments waiting lists are currently closed.

  • Candletree Apartments (1-2 bedrooms)
    7425 S. Hulen St.  
    Fort Worth, TX 76133

The Candletree Apartments 1 bedroom waiting list opened on August 1, 2015 and is open indefinitely. The 2 bedroom waiting list is currently open, from July 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the address above during normal office hours.

  • J.A. Cavile Apartments (1-4 bedrooms)
    1401 Etta Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76105

The J.A. Cavile Apartments 1-2 bedroom waiting lists are currently closed. The 3-4 bedroom waiting lists are currently open indefinitely.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the address above during normal office hours.

  • Overton Park Townhomes (1-3 bedrooms)
    5501 Overton Ridge Blvd.  
    Fort Worth, TX 76132

All Overton Park Townhomes waiting lists are currently closed.

  • Sycamore Center Villas (2-4 bedrooms)
    7901 Chandra Lane
    Fort Worth, TX 76134

All Sycamore Center Villas waiting lists are currently closed.

  • Villas of Oak Hill (1-3 bedrooms)
    2501 Oak Hill Circle
    Fort Worth, TX 76109

All Villas of Oak Hill waiting lists are currently closed.

  • Wind River Apartments (1-2 bedrooms)
    8725 Calmont Ave.
    Fort Worth, TX 76116

The Wind River Apartments 1 bedroom waiting list opened on August 1, 2015, and is open indefinitely. The 2 bedroom waiting list is currently closed.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the address above during normal office hours.

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

Last Updated on 11/03/2017.

Fort Worth, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

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 prior to 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, after sorting 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.

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


About the Fort Worth Housing Solutions Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fort Worth Housing Solutions manages 5,110 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipFamily UnificationTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASH
Vouchers4,6038636666311
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$587$471$713$345$808$516
Monthly Cost$2,703,141$40,464$25,657$2,070$53,321$160,406

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.


Public Housing Operated by Fort Worth Housing Solutions

200 Burnett St
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Hunter Plaza Apartments is a 234 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Worth.
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4401 Quail Trl
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Fair Oaks Apartments is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Worth.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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4400 Fair Park Blvd
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Fair Park Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Worth.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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2420 Via Bologna
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Stonegate is a 574 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Worth.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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8100 Calmont Ave
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Cambridge Courts is a 330 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Worth.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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