Affordable Housing In Fort Worth
Denton County Texas

102 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Worth

Vega Place Apartments

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

Reserve at McAlister

432 McAlister Rd
Fort Worth, TX
1-2 BR

Villas of Marine Creek

3000 Creekside Dr
Fort Worth, TX
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Silversage Point at Western Center

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

Reserve At Quebec

6655 Calgary Lane
Fort Worth, TX
1-3 BR

Valley at Cobb Park

1701 E Robert St
Fort Worth, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Gardens at Cobb Park

1800 E Robert St
Fort Worth, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sabine Place Apartments

1215 Terminal Rd
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Times Square on the Hill

2100 Southcrest
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Candletree Apartments

7425 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 102 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 14,822 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Worth. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 4,478 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Fort Worth, HUD housing programs support 1,567 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 9,804 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Fort Worth

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 102
Total Low Income Apartments 14,822
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,478
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Total Population 796,614
Housing Units 273,457
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $53,214 ±$734
Median Rent $892 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.98% ± 1.27pp

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Worth is a City in Denton 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 Denton County.

In Fort Worth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,100

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 $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800

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 Fort Worth

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

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 Fort Worth is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 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% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in Fort Worth

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
$836 $989 $1,201 $1,600 $2,080