Housing Grants

The County’s Housing Grants Program provides rental assistance to low-income Arlington residents. These grants cover a portion of monthly rent, depending on household income, household size and rent amount. Applicants must meet income requirements and personal assets may not exceed $35,000.

Housing Grants Frequently Asked Questions(DOCX, 59KB)

Download the Housing Grant Application(PDF, 694KB)

Eligibility Requirements

This program serves Arlington renters who are:

  • 65 years or older
  • Totally and permanently disabled
  • Working families with at least one child under age 18
  • Clients and patients of a County-operated or County-supported mental health program
  • For additional guidance please see Housing Grants - Administrative Regulations(PDF, 577KB)

Income Guidelines

Maximum allowable gross income from all sources is as follows (however, depending on ages of household members and apartment rent, actual income limits may be less):

Household size  Annual Income Limits (Effective May 2024)
 1 $46,028
 2 $52,615
 3 $59,203
 4 $65,748
 5 $71,018
 6 $76,288
 7 $81,558
 8 $86,828

Where to Apply

Department of Human Services
2100 Washington Blvd., 3rd floor
Arlington, VA 22204
TTY 703-228-1398

You can also apply online at Dhshg@arlingtonva.us.  Be sure to include residency verification with your application.