Do I Qualify for Housing Choice Vouchers?

Sometimes called Section 8, this program offers assistance to individuals and families based on their annual adjusted gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and special categories of non-citizens with eligible immigration status.

In general, a family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income in Fort Worth. However, by law, FWHS must provide 75% of its vouchers to “extremely low-income” applicants.

The chart below shows the income limits to be considered “extremely low-income” or “very low-income” in Fort Worth.

2018 Income Qualifications

Based on the median family income of $75,200 for Fort Worth-Arlington

Category

Number of Family Members

1

2

3

4

5

6

Extremely Low Income $15,800 $18,050 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740
Very Low Income (50% of AMI) $26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650

What counts as income?

An applicant’s income can include other sources of support, such as Social Security benefits, VA benefits, child support and unemployment compensation.

What does adjusted income mean?

An applicant’s income may be “adjusted” by subtracting deductions for children, elderly or disabled family members, reasonable childcare expenses and some unreimbursed medical expenses for elderly or disabled families.