; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Arlington, VA

Cleveland Cheshire Home

101 S Cleveland St
Arlington, Virginia
S. 202

Virginia Gardens Apartments

1716 S Taylor St
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Marbella aka Briarcliff Manor

1301 N. Queen Street
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Elmwood House

550 N Madison St
Arlington, Virginia
S. 202

Taylor Square Apartments

4235 4241 4245 S. 16 St.
Arlington, Virginia

Key Boulevard

1537 Key Blvd # 1545
Arlington, Virginia

Key Gardens Apartments

Arlington, Virginia

Ashton House Apartments

5701 5706
Arlington, Virginia

North Ashton

5711 11th Rd N
Arlington, Virginia

Apex Apartments

2910 S Glebe Rd
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Parc Rosslyn

1531 N Pierce St
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Madison at Ballston Station

4400 4th St N
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Courthouse Crossings

1410 N Scott St
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Columbia Grove

1010 S Frederick St
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted
1-2 BR


2229 S Shirlington Rd
Arlington, Virginia
Rent Assisted
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There are 5,413 low-income apartments in Arlington that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Arlington, Virginia can range from $999 to $1,750 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,090 low-income homes in Arlington where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $504 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 17th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Arlington County Department of Human Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Arlington.

Arlington, Virginia Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,654 and $2,022.

2023 Arlington, Virginia 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
Arlington, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,589 $1,615 $1,838 $2,299 $2,742
Arlington, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,430 to $1,748 $1,454 to $1,777 $1,654 to $2,022 $2,069 to $2,529 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Arlington, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 60
Total Low Income Apartments 6,656
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,090
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $105,763 ±$2,428
Median Rent $1,827 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.32% ± 1.73pp
Total Population 223,945

Population and Household Demographics

Arlington is a city in Arlington County, Virginia with a population of 223,945. There are 98,441 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 55.61% of households in Arlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arlington

The median gross income for households in Arlington is $105,763 a year, or $8,814 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,827 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arlington, a household making less than $6,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Arlington.

Area Median Income In Arlington

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Arlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Arlington County.

In Arlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $152,100

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 Arlington

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 Arlington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$52,750 $60,300 $67,850 $75,350 $81,400 $87,450 $93,450 $99,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Arlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800