Dallas Housing Authority

3939 N. Hampton Road
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
(214) 951-8300

Dallas Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Dallas, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of December 19th, 2018, Dallas Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Dallas, Texas Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Rental Housing Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Dallas Housing Authority serves Dallas.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Dallas, Texas Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Rental Housing Assistance Open Indefinitely
Dallas, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Dallas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list opened on December 11, 2017 at 9:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely.

A list of all properties with open waiting lists, and income limit information can be found here.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Applicants who do not have access to the Internet can use a computer at the DHA offices, located at 3939 N. Hampton Road and 2575 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212; or one at a local library.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (214) 951-8300.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (214) 640-5605.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/20/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Dallas, Texas Public Housing Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. This waiting list opened on December 11, 2017 at 9:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely.

A list of all properties with open waiting lists, and income limit information can be found here.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Applicants who do not have access to the Internet can use a computer at the DHA offices, located at 3939 N. Hampton Road and 2575 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212; or one at a local library.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (214) 951-8300.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (214) 640-5605.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/20/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Rental Housing Assistance Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) is currently accepting rental housing assistance applications for Estell Village, Lakeland Manor, and Forest Green Manor Properties. This waiting list opened on March 6, 2018 at 9:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely.

To apply, visit the DHA pre-application page here, and click the link for a property under the section titled "To apply." If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library; or one at the DHA offices, located at 3939 N. Hampton Road or 2575 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212.

Income limit information can be found here.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (214) 951-8300.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (214) 224-3611.

Last Updated on 03/07/2018.

Other Dallas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Dallas, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in April 2017; and before that for two days in July 2016, and for four days in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the DHA public notice for the last opening, "all persons, including current applicants, interested in participating in the HCV program must apply during Open Enrollment to be considered for rental housing assistance."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preference: Households with dependent children 3-10 years old.

5,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. Applicants can log in here after April 30, 2017 to check their status on the waiting list.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information here.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (214) 951-8300.

Last Updated on 04/24/2017.

About Dallas Housing Authority

More information about Dallas Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.dhadal.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/19/2018, it is not known if Dallas Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Dallas Housing Authority manages 16,681 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled Litigation
Vouchers 14,148 102 84 47 618 76 1,606
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $785 $950 $926 $440 $603 $553 $1,287
Monthly Cost $11,107,583 $96,883 $77,767 $20,662 $372,748 $42,055 $2,066,662

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dallas Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 1,713 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,788 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 85% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dallas Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Dallas Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $385 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $746. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $137.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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