Advocating for and pursuing affordable housing opportunities for the maximum number of low-income individuals and families in Arlington.

Homebuyer Assistance

The City of Arlington and the Arlington Housing Authority work cooperatively to promote homeownership for first time homebuyers.

The following programs are offered to lower income persons in support of homeownership:

Criteria for Eligibility

Program participants must meet the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits. Participants must have a total household income at the time of application that does not exceed the applicable HUD Income Limits. For the Homeownership programs the HUD income limits are 80% of the Area Median Income.

Veterans Housing Assistance Program

In 1983, the Legislature created the Veterans Land Board (VLB) Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP), to aid Texas Veterans in purchasing a home. Eligible Texas Veterans have an opportunity to purchase a home with a competitive, low-interest loan with little or no down-payment. Veterans, military members and their spouses may receive up to $417,000 on a fixed-rate loan for 15, 20, 25 or 30 year terms*. Veterans with a VA service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater qualify for a discounted interest rate.

Click here for more information about the VHAP.

For More Information about all programs, contact

Staff Directory.

Additional Resources

For homebuyer information: Buying a Home – HUD

Housing information for persons with disabilities: People with Disabilities – HUD

Chase Homeownership Centers

These centers are a key element in Chase Bank’s effort to help families prevent foreclosure and remain in their homes. They provide Chase, Washington Mutual and EMC mortgage customers with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with trained advisors to discuss their individual situation and work towards a potential solution.  Visit Chase Homeownership Center for additional information