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Gala at Oak Crest Estates

100 Dickey Dr
Euless, Texas
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1-2 BR

Tides at North Arlington Apartments

707 Washington Drive
Arlington, Texas
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1-2 BR

Sansom Pointe Senior Apartments

2500 Washington Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas
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1-2 BR

Sansom Ridge Apartment Homes

3100 La Junta Street
Fort Worth, Texas
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1-4 BR

Mercantile Square

3600 Tanacross Drive
Fort Worth, Texas
1-4 BR
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There are 10,588 low-income apartments in Tarrant County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Tarrant County, Texas can range from $640 to $1,275 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,317 low-income homes in Tarrant County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $343 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 31st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tarrant County, 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)
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 Tarrant County.

Tarrant County, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Tarrant County, Texas

Tarrant County features 1,317 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 Tarrant County, Texas

There are 10,588 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tarrant County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tarrant County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tarrant County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,310 and $1,602.

2023 Tarrant County, 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
Tarrant County, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,101 $1,234 $1,456 $1,927 $2,385
Tarrant County, 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.

Tarrant County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 84
Total Low Income Apartments 12,234
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,317
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $58,711 ±$488
Median Rent $913 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.16% ± 0.87pp
Total Population 1,914,526

Population and Household Demographics

Tarrant County is a county in Texas with a population of 1,914,526. There are 673,737 households in the county with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 39.07% of households in Tarrant County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tarrant County

The median gross income for households in Tarrant County is $58,711 a year, or $4,893 a month. The median rent for the county is $913 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tarrant County, a household making less than $3,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Tarrant County.

Area Median Income In Tarrant County

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.

In Tarrant County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,700

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 Tarrant County

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 Tarrant County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tarrant County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tarrant County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,500 $38,300 $43,100 $47,850 $51,700 $55,550 $59,350 $63,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tarrant County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,600 $61,250 $68,900 $76,550 $82,700 $88,800 $94,950 $101,050