Affordable Housing In Fort Worth
Tarrant County, Texas

Fort Worth city limits extend into  Parker CountyDenton CountyTarrant County,  and  Wise County.


Waiting List Openings In Fort Worth

Waiting ListStatus
Dallas Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

114 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Worth

Vega Place Apartments

6154 Community Ln
Fort Worth, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Reserve at McAlister

432 McAlister Rd
Fort Worth, TX
$670-850
1-2 BR
55+

Reserve At Quebec

6655 Calgary Ln
Fort Worth, TX
$697-1,050
1-3 BR

Linwood Square

3201 Sondra Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Villas of Marine Creek

3000 Creekside Dr
Fort Worth, TX
$619-970
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
Market Rate
62+

Silversage Point at Western Center

1800 Western Center Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
$351-1,045
1-3 BR

Sedona Village

2800 Sedona Ranch Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Avondale Apartments

13101 Avondale Farms Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Meridan Apartments

4450 Marine Creek Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Aventine Apartments

5551 N Tarrant Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Family & Senior

Housing Authorities that serve Fort Worth

Housing Authority Programs
Fort Worth Housing Solutions Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Fort Worth

Housing Authority Programs
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Worth, Texas

There are 114 low income housing apartment communities offering 16,850 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Worth, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth features 5,768 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 Fort Worth, Texas

There are 10,726 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Worth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Worth, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Worth landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fort Worth.

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

2020 Fort Worth, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fort Worth, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 114
Total Low Income Apartments 16,850
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,768
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $53,214 ±$734
Median Rent $892 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.98% ± 1.27pp
Total Population 796,614

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Worth is a City in Tarrant County, Texas with a population of 796,614. There are 273,457 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 42.78% of households in Fort Worth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Worth

The median gross income for households in Fort Worth is $53,214 a year, or $4,435 a month. The median rent for the city is $892 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Worth, a household making less than $2,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Worth.1

Area Median Income In Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tarrant County.

In Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth HUD Rental Assistance in Fort Worth

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