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.

Whitefield Commons

204 North Thomas Street #B3, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Arlington View Terrace

1429 S Rolfe St, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Roosevelt Street Group Home

2027 N Roosevelt St, Arlington, Virginia 22205

Nelson Cheshire Home

1911 S Nelson St, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Claridge House

1500 S Fern St, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Vaughn Ball Group Home

1710 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207

Colonial Village Commons

1750 N Troy St, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Lockwood House

600 N Madison St, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Summer Hill

1504 N Rolfe St, Arlington, Virginia 22209

South 7th Street Group Home

5215 7th St S, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Cleveland Cheshire Home

101 S Cleveland St, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Virginia Gardens Apartments

1716 S Taylor St , Arlington, Virginia 22207

Marbella aka Briarcliff Manor

1301 N. Queen Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209

Elmwood House

550 N Madison St, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Key Gardens Apartments

5121 , Arlington, Virginia 22204

Ashton House Apartments

5701 5706 , Arlington, Virginia 22205

North Ashton

5711 11th Rd N , Arlington, Virginia 22205

Taylor Square Apartments

4235 4241 4245 S. 16 St. , Arlington, Virginia 22204

Key Boulevard

1537 Key Blvd # 1545 , Arlington, Virginia 22209

Apex Apartments

2910 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22206

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 234,000 people living in 112,504 households.

There are 119,465 renters living in 66,504 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 122,458 housing units in the Arlington County area. Of these, 71,246 units are rental homes, making up 58 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Arlington County, Virginia, there are 1 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 many renter households in Arlington County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 39 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

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 5,747
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 941
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 122
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.