Affordable Housing In Tarrant County
Texas

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tarrant County

Turtle Creek Apartments

2005 S Cooper St
Arlington, Texas

Providence at Prairie Oaks

2700 Oak Moor
Arlington, Texas

Vickery Square Apartments

3015 W Pipeline Rd
Euless, Texas

Avalon Apartments

1215 N Cooper St
Arlington, Texas

Country Villa Apartments

1005 Del Paso St
Euless, Texas

Northridge Apartments

701 Ridgeglen Dr
Arlington, Texas

Oakcrest Apts

415 Mansfield Cardinal Rd
Kennedale, Texas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tarrant County, Texas

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tarrant County, Texas

There are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 10,051 affordable apartments for rent in Tarrant County, Texas.

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 8,405 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 $1,142 and $1,396.

2022 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 $939 $1,064 $1,269 $1,685 $2,098
Tarrant County, Texas Payment Standard Range $845 to $1,033 $958 to $1,170 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,517 to $1,854 $1,888 to $2,308

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tarrant County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 10,051
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 $80,800

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$17,000 $19,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$28,300 $32,350 $36,400 $40,400 $43,650 $46,900 $50,100 $53,350
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.
$45,300 $51,750 $58,200 $64,650 $69,850 $75,000 $80,200 $85,350

Cities In Tarrant County

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City Served By
Arlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arlington are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office, Arlington Housing Authority and Dallas Housing Authority.
Bedford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bedford are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Benbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benbrook are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Blue Mound The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blue Mound are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Colleyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Colleyville are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Dalworthington Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dalworthington Gardens are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Edgecliff Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edgecliff Village are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Euless The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Euless are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Everman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Everman are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Forest Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest Hill are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Fort Worth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Worth are the Fort Worth Housing Solutions, Dallas Housing Authority, Weatherford Housing Authority, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Haltom City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Haltom City are the Haltom Ciy Housing Authority, Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Hurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hurst are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Keller The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Keller are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Kennedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kennedale are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Lake Worth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Worth are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Lakeside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeside are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Newark The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newark are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
North Richland Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Richland Hills are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Pantego The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pantego are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Pecan Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pecan Acres are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Pelican Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pelican Bay are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Rendon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rendon are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Richland Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richland Hills are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
River Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve River Oaks are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Saginaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saginaw are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.
Sansom Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sansom Park are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Watauga The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Watauga are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Westover Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westover Hills are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
Westworth Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westworth Village are the Dallas Housing Authority and Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.
White Settlement The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Settlement are the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas Housing Authority.