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 home-less 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, and security deposits for qualified participants.

Primary Target Populations Include:

  • Home-less persons

Program Goals Include:

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

Criteria for Eligibility:

Generally home-less 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 home-less persons. Agency partners are:

For additional resources with finances, food, clothing, shelter, employment, education, transportation, childcare, and contact information for other helpful organizations, view our List of Resources (pdf) or contact Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

Program participants are selected from the TBRA waiting list. Selection preference is given to persons that are home-less. Program participants must have household incomes at or below 60% of area median income. See applicable HUD Income Limits

For more information, contact: