FWHA develops, owns, and operates quality affordable and accessible housing for citizens of
Fort Worth and Tarrant County with a range of incomes utilizing various federal, state, and local programs. Our agency currently provides more than 6,000 units of quality affordable housing and serves more than 18,000 citizens.
General Program Eligibility
FWHA’s Public Housing program provides housing to more than a thousand families with very low income in Fort Worth. Applicants must be income eligible and residents must adhere to program rules.
For all rental assistance programs, specific eligibility requirements must be met for admission. All applicants must qualify as a family. A family includes but is not limited to:
Applicants must meet the Gross annual income limits that are published by HUD.
FY 2014 Income Limits (Effective 12/18/13)
|Number of Persons||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|30% of median||$13,850||$15,800||$17,800||$19,750||$21,350||$22,950||$24,500||$26,100|
|Very Low Income||$23,050||$26,350||$29,650||$32,900||$35,550||$38,200||$40,800||$43,450|
·Each member of the family must be a citizen, national or a non-citizen who has an eligible immigration status.
· Applicants will be required to provide the necessary documentation and sign various consent forms.
· All applicants must pass a criminal history background check.
To be eligible for FWHA special programs, an individual or family MUST BE HOMELESS. HUD defines homeless as:
Being discharged from a longer stay in an institution (over 30 days)
Although FWHA administers the housing assistance, the programs are all in cooperation with other agencies. Applicants must meet the homeless definition AND the different agencies' criteria, as well as HUD qualifying criteria.
The amount of rental assistance is calculated similar to the method used by the Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8) Program. The tenant pays approximately 30% of their adjusted income for rent and the Housing Authority pays the difference between the approved rent and the tenant's share of the rent. Tenants pay their portion directly to the landlord.
To find out if you are eligible for any of our programs or for more
information on how to apply - please contact our admissions department at