Income and Rent Limits

Household income limits apply to the County’s Home Ownership and Rental Assistance programs. Households must meet income requirements to qualify for these programs and for Affordable Rental Units in the County. Income limits vary by program and by household size.

Incomes by Percent of Median for Affordable Rental Units

The income limits and maximum rents allowed for most Affordable Rental Units in Arlington County are listed below, effective May 15, 2023. The income and rent limits are based on median income statistics for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area issued annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

If you’re interested in applying for an affordable unit, contact the apartment complex directly as some properties are subject to federal requirements that keep maximum income levels lower than the County levels listed below.

Household Size

80%

60%

50%

40%

30%

 

1

$84,400

 

$63,300

$52,750

$42,200

$31,650

 

2

$96,480

 

$72,360

 

$60,300

 

$48,240

$36,180

 

3

$108,560

 

$81,420

 

$67,850

 

$55,280

$40,710

 

4

$120,560

 

$90,420

 

$75,350

 

$60,280

$45,210

 

5

$130,240

 

$97,680

 

$81,400

 

$65,120

$48,840

 

6

$139,920

$104,940

$87,450

$69,960

$52,470

Note: Maximum incomes allowed for tenants of affordable rental units are based on the number of persons in the household, not on the size of the unit.

Rents by Percent of Median Income for Affordable Rental Units

Unit Size

80%

60%

 

50%

 

40%

30%

Efficiency

$2,110

$1,582

$1,318

$1,055

$791

 

1

$2,261

$1,695

$1,413

$1,130

$847

 

2

$2,714

 

$2,035

 

$1,696

 

$1,357

$1,017

 

3

$3,135

 

$2,351

 

$1,959

 

$1,567

$1,175

 

4

$3,498

 

$2,623

 

$2,186

 

$1,749

$1,311

Note: Maximum rent amounts allowed for affordable rental units are based on size of the unit, not on number of persons living in the unit

Note 2: If tenants pay utilities, the rent charged will be adjusted downward from the amounts above by the estimated costs of those utilities.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Income Guidelines

For the income limits of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, see "AHCVP Income Guidelines" at Housing Choice Voucher Program

2023 MIPAP Income Limits

Home Ownership Programs have different income requirements. Following are the income limits for the County’s Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPAP).

Household Size Maximum 
 1 $84,400
 2 $96,480
 3 $108,560
 4 $120,560
 5 $130,240
 6 $139,920
 7 $149,520
 8 $159,200 

 

2020 CSBG Income Limits

Community Services Block Grant limits:

Household Size Maximum Household Income 
1 $25,520 
2 $34,480 
3 $43,440 
4 $52,400 
5 $61,360 
$70,320 
7 $79,280 
8 $88,240