The Fort Worth Housing Authority (FWHA) develops, owns and operates housing for low income families who cannot afford housing offered in the private market. Established in 1938, the Fort Worth Housing Authority was created by the City of Fort Worth in accordance with enabling legislation enacted through the State of Texas Housing Authorities Law. The Authority is a public body, corporate and politic’ which is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor for two-year terms and may be reappointed. In July 1993, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1457, which requires that one of the five Commissioners, be a resident of public housing. The Resident Commissioner may not be reappointed to successive terms. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides guidelines, regulations and funding for the agency’s operation. Find out more about the Fort Worth Housing Authority.