Dallas County Housing Agency
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 700
Dallas, Dallas County, TX

214-819-1871 http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/dcha.html

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Dallas County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 8th, 2016.

The Dallas County Housing Agency (DCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed. It was last open in July 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

In 2011, more than 15,000 applied.

The DCHA placed 3,800 applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the DCHA website, or call the office at  (214) 819-1871.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Dallas County Housing Agency administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 4,369 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Dallas County Housing Agency is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Dallas County Housing Agency is among the 15% of Texas housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Dallas County Housing Agency scored an average of 84 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 54 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Dallas County Housing Agency has an average score that is more than the average Texas housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Dallas County Housing Agency.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/25/12 Plan
2011 7/14/11 Plan
2010 7/2/10 Plan
2009 7/8/09 Plan
2007 8/7/07 Plan
2006 11/22/06 Plan
2005 7/12/06 Plan
2004 9/17/04 Plan
2003 9/17/04 Plan
2002 9/10/02 Plan
2001 8/9/01 Plan
2000 5/12/01 Plan