Chance for renters, homeowners to apply for $1m continues

ARPA rental aid

UPDATED June 2: The Arlington Tenant-Homeowner Assistance Fund continues to offer the chance to apply for part of $1 million in federal funding.  

The town is continuing to accept preapplications for the fund. Assistance up to $2,500 per month is available to Arlington households that rent or own their home and have had difficulty making rent or mortgage payments because of the impacts of Covid-19. Translations and reasonable accommodations are available. Households may submit a preapplication and learn more at  

The program is funded through the town’s allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Up to $2,500 a month

The assistance fund is open to Arlington households that rent or own their home.

Households at all income levels that can demonstrate current or previous inability or difficulty paying rent or mortgage because of Covid-19 are eligible to apply.

The program provides assistance up to $2,500 per month, payable to the household’s landlord or mortgage loan servicer.

Households earning up to 80 percent of the area median income may receive up to four months of assistance, while households earning more than 80 percent of that median income are eligible for up to two months of support.

To determine the number of months you may be eligible to receive, review this table: 

Household Size

If your household income is this amount (80% or less than the Area Median Income), you are eligible for up to 4 months of assistance

If your household income is this amount (greater than 80% of the Area Median Income), you are eligible for up to 2 months of assistance


$70,750 or less

$70,751 or more


$80,850 or less

$80,851 or more


$90,950 or less

$90,951 or more


$101,050 or less

$101,051 or more


$109,150 or less

$109,151 or more


$117,250 or less

$117,251 or more


$125,530 or less

$125,531 or more


$133,400 or less

$133,401 or more

 The Arlington Tenant-Homeowner Assistance Fund is accepting preapplications until April 13.

All applications will be prescreened for eligibility, and those applicants determined to be eligible will be entered into a lottery. Applicants will be invited to complete a full application and provide additional information necessary for consideration in the order established by the lottery. Applicants will work with the staff in the Department of Planning and Community Development and the program administrator to finalize their application.

An application guide with frequently asked questions is available at and should be reviewed prior to completing a pre-application. 

Additional information about this program, including the income limits, and the link to the preapplication form is available at Translations of the preapplication have been provided in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Additional interpretation assistance and reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. 

If you prefer to complete your preapplication in English, please click here >>

Nov. 20, 2021: Rescue framework updated; extended comment period ends

This news announcement was published Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and updated June 2.

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