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

Discover affordable housing in Arlington 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

Gilliam Place

918 S Lincoln St, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Quebec Apartments

4014 Columbia Pike , Arlington, Virginia 22204

Woodbury Park at Courthouse

2306 N 11th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Gates Of Ballston Apartments

4108 N 4th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Patrick Henry Apartments

6172 Wilson Boulevard , Arlington, Virginia 22205

The Carlin Apartments

4300 North Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Clarendon Court

3825 7th St N, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Columbia Hills Apartments

1002 South Frederick St., Arlington, Virginia 22204

The Larkspur

2001 N. Cleveland St., Arlington, Virginia 22201

The Springs Apartments

555 North Thomas Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203


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

Woodland Hill

610 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Westover Apartments

5819 Washington Blvd Apt 86 , Arlington, Virginia 22205

Colonial Village West

2111 Key Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Culpepper Garden I

4435 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Fisher House

Multiple Addresses, Arlington, Virginia 22205

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Arlington, 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, 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, Virginia.

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

How many renters live in Arlington, Virginia?

The City of Arlington has 234,000 people living in 112,504 households.

There are 119,465 renters living in 66,504 renter households in this City. Renters make up 51.05 percent of the population living in Arlington.

What is the rental market like in Arlington, Virginia?

There are an estimated 122,458 housing units in the Arlington area. Of these, 71,246 units are rental homes, making up 58 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Arlington, Virginia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Arlington?

The rental vacancy rate in Arlington 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 for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Arlington
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

A large number of apartments in Arlington 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 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

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, Virginia

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

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, Virginia

How many affordable rental units are in Arlington?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 5,436
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 941
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 122
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Arlington, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington 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, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arlington, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arlington landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Arlington.

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.