Do I Qualify for Housing Choice Vouchers?

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.

Please click on the link below to view “extremely low-income” or “very low-income” limits in Fort Worth.

2023 HUD Income Limits

Number of Persons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Extremely Low
$20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
Very Low
$33,500 $38,300 $43,100 $47,850 $51,700 $55,550 $59,350 $63,200
Low‐Income $53,600 $61,250 $68,900 $76,550 $82,700 $88,800 $94,950 $101,050

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.