Need Good Tenants for Your Rental Property?
The Arlington Housing Authority assists 100 new households each month to identify and select suitable rental housing in the City of Arlington by connecting screened, qualified tenants with participating Landlords. For information about participating in the program or how to list your available rental unit, CLICK HERE or contact the Housing Landlord Liaison, Rosalinda Alvarez, at 817-276-6775.
Changes to Rental Housing Assistance Payments
Effective August 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implemented a change in the manner in which they process Housing Choice Voucher funding to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs).The Housing Choice Voucher funds are used to issue payments to participating property owners in the form of monthly rental housing assistance for eligible tenants.HUD will now issue rental housing assistance funding to PHAs on or about the first of each month. The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) depends on the receipt of HUD funds before it can issue housing assistance payments. When the AHA receives its monthly allocation of funding from HUD, for payment of rental housing assistance payments, the AHA will issue payment to participating property owners and tenants.For Example:In August 2014, HUD payment of Housing Choice Voucher program funds was received Friday, August 01, 2014.Upon confirmation that the funds were received in the AHA’s account, the AHA notified its bank to release payments and transfer funds into participating property owner’s accounts.Transfer of funds is expected to occur Monday morning, August 4, 2014.
News & Announcements
Public Housing Awareness: ReThink Why Housing Matters
Not In My Backyard: ReThink Urges Americans to Think Twice About Their Public Housing Perceptions. ReThink Celebrates Public Housing Residents’ Stories of Success through Documentary-Style Storytelling to Show Reality. Read more
Learn how you can receive a rebate, up to $5,000 per dwelling, by improving your home.
Arlington Housing Finance Corporation – Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
A Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) is a federal income tax credit designed to assist persons to become homeowners. With an MCC, the qualified homebuyer is eligible to subtract a portion of the annual interest paid on the mortgage as a special tax credit, not to exceed $2,000.
The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) provides utility assistance to help residents achieve energy self-sufficiency and avoid utility disruptions. This program is offered by Community Action Partners which serves all of Tarrant County. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 817-392-5790 or visit their offices at 1601 E. Lamar, Suite 201, Arlington, TX 76011 or visit the website at: Community Action Partners
Foreclosure Crisis – Help is available!
Persons at risk of losing their home through foreclosure may find valuable relief. Review a list of resources compiled by the Arlington Housing Authority. Information is also available for lenders and other organizations to obtain the latest information about proposed legislation, new products and services, and the Economic Stimulus Package.