Affordable Housing In Arlington
Tarrant County, Texas

Waiting List Openings In Arlington

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27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arlington

Rosemont at Mayfield Villas

2002 Mayfield Villa Drive
Arlington, TX
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Parkland Pointe

907 Pinion Dr
Arlington, TX
HCV Welcome

Manhattan Park Townhomes

2225 New York Ave
Arlington, TX

Arlington Voa Living Center

2310 Sharpshire Ln
Arlington, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Nuestro Hogar Apartments

709 Magnolia St
Arlington, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fielder House

1824 S Fielder Rd
Arlington, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ft Worth Voa Living Center, Inc

2008 Oakwood Ct
Arlington, TX
Disabled Supportive Housing


4624 Windstone Dr
Arlington, TX

Summer Brook

1908 Randy Snow Rd
Arlington, TX

Summer Oaks

812 Brown Blvd
Arlington, TX

There are 27 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,635 affordable apartments for rent in Arlington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 445 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Arlington, HUD housing programs support 352 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 3,190 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arlington, Texas

Arlington, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 3,635
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 445
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Total Population 379,716
Housing Units 133,808
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $53,326 ±$983
Median Rent $872 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.22% ± 2.01pp

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.1

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 $76,000

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 Arlington 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 $16,000 $18,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Arlington

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2006, 16 low income apartment communities containing 3,247 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Arlington by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Arlington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
60% of Median $31,920 $36,480 $41,040 $45,600 $49,260 $52,920 $56,580 $60,240

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Arlington is $41,040 a year, or $3,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,026 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $665 $713 $855 $988 $1,103 $1,217
60% $798 $855 $1,026 $1,186 $1,323 $1,460
Fair Market Rents in Arlington

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$754 $853 $1,068 $1,460 $1,851