Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Arlington County, VA

Discover affordable housing in Arlington County where there are 60+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Monterey Apartments

813 S. Greenbrier Street , Arlington, Virginia 22204

bed 1-3
payment $1105-1526/mo.

Gilliam Place

918 S Lincoln St, Arlington, Virginia 22204

bed 1-3
payment $884-1843/mo.

Quebec Apartments

4014 Columbia Pike , Arlington, Virginia 22204

bed Studio-3
payment $1032-1750/mo.

Woodbury Park at Courthouse

2306 N 11th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22201

bed Studio-3

Gates Of Ballston Apartments

4108 N 4th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203

bed Studio

Patrick Henry Apartments

6172 Wilson Boulevard , Arlington, Virginia 22205

bed 2-3

The Carlin Apartments

4300 North Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, Virginia 22203

bed 1-2

Culpepper Garden I

4435 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Clarendon Court

3825 7th St N, Arlington, Virginia 22203

bed Studio-3
payment $1216-1870/mo.

Columbia Hills Apartments

1002 South Frederick St., Arlington, Virginia 22204

bed Studio-3
payment $437-1848/mo.

The Larkspur

2001 N. Cleveland St., Arlington, Virginia 22201

bed 1-2
payment $876-1610/mo.

The Springs Apartments

555 North Thomas Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203

bed Studio-3


210-212 North Glebe Road , Arlington, Virginia 22203

The Shelton

3215 24th St S , Arlington, Virginia 22206

The Frederick

2230 Fairfax Dr , Arlington, Virginia 22201

Harvey Hall Apartments

850 , Arlington, Virginia 22204

Westover Apartments

5819 Washington Blvd Apt 86 , Arlington, Virginia 22205

Woodland Hill

610 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Fisher House

Multiple Addresses, Arlington, Virginia 22205

bed 1-3
payment $1182-1635/mo.

Colonial Village West

2111 Key Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Arlington County, Virginia

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Arlington County, Virginia
$26.73 (+223%) more than Virginia minimum wage and $31.48 (+434%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Arlington County, Virginia?

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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Arlington County, Virginia.

Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Arlington County.

How many renters live in Arlington County, Virginia?

The County of Arlington County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 51.05 percent of the population living in Arlington County.

What is the rental market like in Arlington County, Virginia?

There are an estimated housing units in the Arlington County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Arlington County, Virginia, there are 1.07 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Arlington County?

The rental vacancy rate in Arlington County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Arlington County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Arlington County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
6,604 28,593 21,979 4,711 1,685
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Arlington County

A large number of apartments in Arlington County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Arlington County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,772 to $3,015. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,772
One BR $1,803
Two BR $2,045
Three BR $2,544
Four BR $3,015
2024 Fair Market Rents in Arlington County, Virginia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Arlington County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,329 20 percent
One BR 4,039 14 percent
Two BR 1,811 8 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Arlington County, Virginia

How many affordable rental units are in Arlington County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Arlington County, Virginia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Arlington County, Virginia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Arlington County, Virginia

Arlington County features 1,090 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 County, Virginia

There are 5,413 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arlington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arlington County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arlington County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Arlington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arlington County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,841 and $2,250.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.