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Affordable Housing In Arlington
Tarrant County, Texas

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arlington

Rosemont at Mayfield Villas

2002 Mayfield Villa Drive
Arlington, Texas
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Residence at Arlington Apartments

707 Washington Drive
Arlington, Texas
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Parkland Pointe

907 Pinion Dr
Arlington, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Manhattan Park Townhomes

2225 New York Ave
Arlington, Texas

Arlington Voa Living Center

2310 Sharpshire Ln
Arlington, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Nuestro Hogar Apartments

709 Magnolia St
Arlington, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fielder House

1824 S Fielder Rd
Arlington, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ft Worth Voa Living Center, Inc

2008 Oakwood Ct
Arlington, Texas
Disabled Supportive Housing


4624 Windstone Dr
Arlington, Texas

Summer Brook

1908 Randy Snow Rd
Arlington, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Arlington

Housing Authority Programs
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Arlington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arlington, Texas

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,767 affordable apartments for rent in Arlington, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Arlington, Texas

Arlington features 445 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Arlington, Texas

There are 3,322 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arlington, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arlington landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Arlington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arlington, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,049 and $1,282.

2020 Arlington, Texas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $838 $945 $1,165 $1,579 $1,980
Payment Standard Range $754 to $922 $851 to $1,040 $1,049 to $1,282 $1,421 to $1,737 $1,782 to $2,178

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arlington, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 3,767
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 445
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $53,326 ±$983
Median Rent $872 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.22% ± 2.01pp
Total Population 379,716

Population and Household Demographics

Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas with a population of 379,716. There are 133,808 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 44.06% of households in Arlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arlington

The median gross income for households in Arlington is $53,326 a year, or $4,444 a month. The median rent for the city is $872 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arlington, a household making less than $2,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Arlington.

Area Median Income In Arlington

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Arlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tarrant County.

In Arlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,500

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Arlington

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Arlington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,150 $19,600 $22,050 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,550 $32,600 $36,700 $40,750 $44,050 $47,300 $50,550 $53,800
80% of Median $45,650 $52,200 $58,700 $65,200 $70,450 $75,650 $80,850 $86,100