Dallas Housing Authority

3939 North Hampton Road, Dallas, TX

There are six waiting lists open now offered by Dallas Housing Authority.

Dallas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Dallas Housing Authority Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
The Oaks Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
The Oaks Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Walker Settlement Voucher Other Tenant-Based Open Until Further Notice

Dallas Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Mainstream Voucher programs in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County and Tarrant County.

Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Texas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: This opening also includes the Walker Settlement Voucher Program and the Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program. According to the DHA, "Walker Settlement Vouchers are allocated for Class Members only (African-Americans), who agree to live in a 'high opportunity' area with low poverty that is not a minority neighborhood. The Mainstream Housing Voucher Program is for non-elderly persons who have a disability and are between the age of 18 and 62, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness or institutionalization."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families involuntarily displaced from their current housing due to governmental action or federally designated natural disaster.
  • Individuals who need and qualify for congregate housing in an assisted living facility.
  • Families who have been made homeless by documented domestic violence; and individuals graduating from or “aging out” of the foster care program administered by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, families completing their tenure in transitional housing (under the Continuum of Care), chronically homeless individuals and persons; and currently or formerly homeless applicants who are ready to move to project or tenant based voucher housing providing permanent supportive housing to the homeless;
  • Families that include children between the age of 3 and 10, only as it relates to the participation of a national study which DHA is a party to.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the DHA public notice, or visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA website, as of January 20, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via contacting the DHA at 3939 N. Hampton Rd, Dallas, Texas 75212 or by telephone by calling (214) 951-8348 or TTY: (800) 735-2989, (214) 951-8367, or by email at 504ADA@dhadal.com.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this wait list from January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the DHA, "The Mainstream Housing Voucher Program is for non-elderly persons who have a disability and are between the age of 18 and 62, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness or institutionalization."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $30,200 | 4 Persons $43,100
  • 2 Persons $34,500 | 5 Persons $46,550
  • 3 Persons $38,800 | 6 Persons $50,000

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Individuals referred by a DHA-approved support service provider agency who commits to provide ongoing supportive services to the applicant when selected.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA on December 8, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (214) 951-8300.

Last Updated on 12/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this wait list from December 11, 2017 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Education Preference
    • Applicants who are enrolled in and who are active students in a trade school or a college or university with a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester
  • Homeless
    • This preference shall be granted to vulnerable homeless individuals and families as identified by a DHA approved agency
  • Working Family
    •  This preference is for a family or individual that has a working adult member working at least 30 hour per week for 6 consecutive months prior to admission with no period of unemployment for than 2 weeks.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA website, as of January 20, 2020.

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 12/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: The Oaks Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for The Oaks apartments is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this wait list from December 6th, 2022 at 10:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Please note: According to the DHA, "Applicants that do not have access to a computer may use computers located at a branch of the Dallas Public Library or a computer kiosk located in the DHA Headquarters located at 3939 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75212, where additional assistance will be provided, upon request".

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA public notice on December 6, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Dallas, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via DHA Disability Rights Coordinator, 3939 North Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75212; disabilityrights@dhantx.com, 469-965-1961 or TTY 711.

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 12/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: The Oaks Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for The Oaks apartments is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from December 6, 2022 at 10:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Please note: According to the DHA, "Applicants that do not have access to a computer may use computers located at a branch of the Dallas Public Library or a computer kiosk located in the DHA Headquarters located at 3939 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75212, where additional assistance will be provided, upon request".

Preferences have not yet been confirmed. 

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

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA public notice on December 6, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental assistance in Dallas, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via DHA Disability Rights Coordinator, 3939 North Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75212; disabilityrights@dhantx.com, 469-965-1961 or TTY 711.

Last Updated on 12/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Walker Settlement Voucher Other Tenant-Based Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Walker Settlement Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this wait list from January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the DHA, "For the purposes of the Walker Settlement–Housing Voucher Program open enrollment, Walker Settlement class members with gross annual income from all members of their household which is at or below the Area Medium Income corresponding to the number of persons in your household...may be eligible to participate in the program. To be considered eligible for a Walker Settlement Voucher, the head of household must be African-American."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Those needing access to a computer or the internet may use a computer at any branch of the Dallas Public Library or a computer kiosk at the DHA office located at 2575 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212.

Income limit information can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA website  on December 8, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Tenant-Based rental assistance in City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (214) 951-8300.

Last Updated on 12/06/2022.

About Dallas Housing Authority

About the Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Dallas Housing Authority manages 15,575 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled Litigation
Vouchers 13,227 85 63 15 704 57 1,424
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,091 $1,176 $1,129 $927 $742 $724 $1,567
Monthly Cost $14,432,467 $99,948 $71,148 $13,901 $522,591 $41,289 $2,231,823
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.