At Fort Worth Housing Solutions, we believe everyone deserves an affordable home.
We offer several different types of housing assistance, namely:
Housing Choice Vouchers
In this program, qualified applicants receive a voucher that can be used for rent. Voucher holders are responsible for finding an acceptable unit whose owner agrees to rent under the program. Voucher holders pay 30% of their adjusted income toward an approved rent and FWHS pays the difference. Adjusted income includes most sources of support, such as Social Security, VA benefits and child support.
FWHS determines a payment standard based on the fair market rent established by HUD for our area. The payment standard is used to calculate the amount of assistance a family will receive. By law, if a family moves to a new unit where the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family may not pay more than 40 percent of its adjusted monthly income for rent.
HCV Wait List
FWHS manages a limited number of Housing Choice Vouchers each year based on its federal allocation and budget. The agency maintains a program Wait List through a lottery system and assigns vouchers as they become available. FWHS is currently processing vouchers for the last individuals selected for a 2017 Wait List.
Note: The agency received more than 20,000 pre-applications in January 2021 for its next Wait List. Of those applicants, 5,000 individuals were selected through a lottery for the new Wait List. Notifications were emailed Feb. 9, 2021, to all applicants. Beginning Feb. 16, 2021, selected clients may register for the Applicant Portal at https://fortworth.myhousing.com/Account/Login to view their position on the list.
FWHS notifies applicants individually when vouchers become available as former clients leave the program. We cannot respond to phone inquiries.
For other opportunities, please visit our Properties page for a list of mixed-income, multifamily communities that offer a portion of units at reduced rents to qualified applicants. You may view our Project-Based Vouchers page to learn more about housing assistance offered to special populations or attached to specific properties.
Under certain circumstances, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home through our Homeownership Program.
You may transfer your Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) into the Fort Worth Housing Solutions jurisdiction. Currently we are absorbing households who are porting their vouchers from another jurisdiction.
1. Be a current HCV participant in good standing
2. Complete your initial 12-month contract and owe no outstanding fees to your landlord
If you would like to port into our jurisdiction, please provide the following information to your Housing Authority:
Contact: Shannon Kimble
Phone: (817) 333-3660
Fax: (817) 333-3675
Fort Worth Housing Solutions
1201 E. 13th St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Project Based Vouchers
These are subsidized units that are set aside at a variety of affordable apartment communities for individuals and families whose household income is lower than 50 percent of the area’s median income. Tenants pay 30% of their adjusted income toward an approved rent and FWHS pays the difference.
Some programs have specific requirements, including programs that serve special groups such as veterans and individuals who are chronically homeless.
Mainstream vouchers assist non-elderly persons ages 18 to 61 who have disabilities. While they serve a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.
Fort Worth Housing Solutions is transitioning out of public housing in an effort to de-concentrate poverty and improve opportunities for our residents.
FWHS owns numerous quality, affordable apartment communities across the City of Fort Worth. We are also developing new properties in neighborhoods with access to good schools, transportation, jobs, grocery stores and other important services. Many properties serve a mix of incomes in which some residents pay a lower rent and others do not.
Please contact the property directly to see if any RAD units are available and to find out if you qualify for an available unit. You can be added to the RAD wait list at as many of the properties as you would like.
FWHS is an Equal Housing Opportunity agency. No person shall, on the basis of race, color religion, actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability, be excluded from participation or discriminated against by FWHS. Individuals with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations. The agency’s non-discrimination coordinator is Lanesha Davis, 817-333-3551, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note to those with criminal records
Any applicant or household member who is required to be registered under a state sex offender registration program or who has produced methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing is ineligible. Other crimes may affect an applicant’s eligibility. For information, please see our Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity (SEDACA) policy.