2023 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Opening

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federal rental subsidy program that pays a portion of participants’ monthly rent (the exact portion is determined by participants’ income). Participants can choose where they want to live in Arlington County, just like any other renter.

There are a limited number of vouchers available, so the Arlington Housing Choice Voucher Program (AHCVP) maintains a Waitlist of eligible households. On average, AHCVP only opens the Waitlist for application every 10-20 years.

After the application period is completed in September 2023, AHCVP will conduct a lottery and retain 5,000 applicants on the HCV Waitlist going forward. 

Application Period:

8:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 11:59 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 23, 2023. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a non-citizen with documented and eligible immigration status. Because the Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program, Arlington County Government has no control over this requirement.

Furthermore, you must be income eligible. Currently, that means you must make no more than the following in annual income, depending on family size:

Income Limits
Family Size Income Limit Family Size Income Limit
1  $52,750 5  $81,400
 2   $60,300 6  $87,450
3  $67,850 7  $93,450
4  $75,350 8  $99,500

 

Frequently Asked Questions
*Updated 12/15/2023

Additional Resources:

Technical Assistance and Computer Access

If you are unable to submit an application at home or on a mobile phone, or if you need in person assistance to submit an application, there are options.

Computer and Wi-Fi Access 

Visit https://my.arlingtonva.us/digitalresources to view all of Arlington's Digital Resources that are most convenient to you. These resources include public parks with Wi-Fi, locations with printer access, and more.

Assistance at Arlington Libraries

Our Arlington County Libraries and staff have been notified about the 2023 Waitlist lottery and the application process. If you need assistance, Library staff can help you with the application process during their open hours.

Locations Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Aurora Hills Library,
Cherrydale Library,
Courthouse Library,
Glencarlyn Library

 10 a.m. –
8 p.m.
12 p.m. -
8 p.m.
10 a.m. -
6 p.m.
10 a.m. -
6 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Closed 
Central Library 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   10 a.m. - 5 p.m 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Columbia Pike Library,
Shirlington Library,
Westover Library
 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. -  8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Technical Assistance Sessions

Our Technical Assistance Sessions will have dedicated Arlington County staff available to help with this application process. You may visit any of the following locations during the designated times. See the table below (best viewed on a desktop) or download the schedule: Printable-TA-Hours-Updated-9-22-23.docx(DOCX, 15KB). Times may be subject to change.

Locations Wednesday,
September 13
Thursday,
September 14
 
Friday,
September 15
Saturday,
September 16
Sunday,
September 17
Monday,
September 18 
Tuesday,
September 19 
Wednesday,
September 20
Thursday,
September 21
Friday,
September 22
Saturday,
September 23 
Sequoia Plaza

2100 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
8 a.m. -
7 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
9 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available 8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
7 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
9 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Arlington Mill
Community Center


5th Floor
909 S. Dinwiddie St.
Arlington, VA 22203
Not Available 8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available 8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
7 p.m.
8 a.m. -
11 a.m.
&
12 p.m. -
5 p.m.
8 a.m. -
2 p.m.
8 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Shirlington Library

4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available Not Available Not Available 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Central Library

1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available Not Available Not Available 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
 Not Available
Columbia Pike Library

816 S. Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available Not Available Not Available 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Not Available 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.

 

Preferences

What are Preferences?

AHCVP Preferences are used to give a priority to serving qualified applicants on the waitlist. Learn more by visiting: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/Housing/Get-Help/Rental-Services/ACHCV-Program/AHCVP-Preferences

The following are AHCVP Preferences:
  • Residency Local Preference
  • Homeless General Preference
  • Victim of Domestic Violence Preference
  • Families with a person with a disability that qualify for Permanent Supportive Housing Preference
  • Person with disabilities that would qualify under the Olmstead Act Preference



Flyer

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