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.

The Jordan

801 N Wakefield St, Arlington, Virginia 22203


2229 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22206

Courthouse Crossings

1410 N Scott St, Arlington, Virginia 22209

Madison at Ballston Station

4400 4th St N, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Parc Rosslyn

1531 N Pierce St, Arlington, Virginia 22209

Hunters Park at Cherrydale

2021 N Nelson St, Arlington, Virginia 22207

Arna Valley View

2300 25th St S, Arlington, Virginia 22206

Calvert Manor

1925 N Calvert St, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Historic Ballston Park

351 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Lenox Club ( Amt )

401 12th St S, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Apex Apartments

2910 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22206

bed Studio-3
accessibility Accessible

Columbia Grove

1010 S Frederick St, Arlington, Virginia 22204

bed 1-2
payment $1370-1641/mo.

Terwilliger Place

3445 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201

bed 1-3

Queens Court

1801 North Quinn Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209

bed Studio-2

Colonial Village

1702 N Troy St, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Tripod Housing

4235 16th St S, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Leckey Gardens ( Aka Lorcom Arms )

2035 N Woodrow St, Arlington, Virginia 22207

Columbia Commons ( Aka Park Warren )

5100 8th Rd S, Arlington, Virginia 22204

Fort Henry

2480 S Lowell St, Arlington, Virginia 22206

Vpoint Clarendon

1210 N Highland St, Arlington, Virginia 22201

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Arlington, 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, 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 people living in households.

There are renters living in 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 housing units in the Arlington area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Arlington, Virginia, there are 1.07 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 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
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
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.