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Housing :: Homeless Services :: Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA)

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program is a Federally funded program regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), managed and operated in the City of Arlington by the Housing Authority of the City of Arlington (AHA). The funding source for the TBRA program is HUD HOME program funding. HUD allocates HOME funds to the City of Arlington annually. The Arlington City Council determines the amount of HOME funding received by Arlington that will be allocated to the TBRA program.

The purpose of the TBRA program is to provide rental housing assistance in connection with supportive services to homeless persons or other low income persons in need of decent affordable housing. Housing assistance is provided for up to 2-years.

Through the TBRA program, the AHA can assist with rent, utilities, security and utility deposits for qualified participants.

Primary Target Populations Include:

  • Homeless persons

Program Goals Include:

  • Residential Stability
  • Increased skill level and or income
  • Greater self determination

The TBRA Program Operations Summary in Arlington:

 Program   # of Households  Grant Start Date  Grant End Date  Funding
 2016-2017  45  07/01/16  06/30/17  $302,000

Criteria for Eligibility:

Generally homeless persons are referred to the Arlington Housing Authority for participation in the TBRA program by agency partners that provide emergency shelter and other supportive services to homeless persons. Program participants are selected from the TBRA waiting list. Selection preference is given to persons that are homeless.

Program participants must have household incomes at or below 60% of area median income. See applicable HUD-Income-Limits-2016

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