Arlington, Texas Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Arlington, Texas

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Arlington.

Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Arlington.

Finding Affordable Housing in Arlington, Texas

There are 3,841 low-income apartments in Arlington that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Arlington, Texas can range from $640 to $1,275 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 625 low-income homes in Arlington where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $386 towards rent each month.

The Magnolia

709 Magnolia St
Arlington, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Residence at Arbor Grove

1118 Gibbins Road
Arlington, Texas
1-2 BR

Parc West

751 W. Bardin Rd.
Arlington, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Tides at North Arlington Apartments

707 Washington Drive
Arlington, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Elliot Senior Apartments

7851 S Collins St
Arlington, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Kestrel on Cooper

2025 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Mariposa at Harris Rd.

1201 West Harris Rd
Arlington, Texas
1-2 BR

Rosemont at Mayfield Villas

2002 Mayfield Villa Drive
Arlington, Texas

The Paddock on Park Row

420 W Park Row Dr
Arlington, Texas
Studio-3 BR

Chatham Green Village

3532 Chatham Green Ln
Arlington, Texas
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Affordable rent data last confirmed on November 30th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Arlington

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Arlington

City Apartments
Fort Worth, TX Affordable Housing programs support 130 apartment communities in Fort Worth.
Hurst, TX Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Hurst.
Euless, TX Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Euless.
Kennedale, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Kennedale.
Benbrook, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Benbrook.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Arlington, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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); Mainstream Voucher
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Arlington.

Arlington, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Arlington, Texas

Arlington features 625 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 3,841 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 $1,310 and $1,602.

2023 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
Arlington, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,101 $1,234 $1,456 $1,927 $2,385
Arlington, Texas Payment Standard Range $991 to $1,211 $1,111 to $1,357 $1,310 to $1,602 $1,734 to $2,120 $2,147 to $2,624

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arlington, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 4,466
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 625
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 $92,300

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,000 $21,700 $24,400 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,650 $57,850 $65,100 $72,300 $78,100 $83,900 $89,700 $95,450