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Dallas Housing Authority

3939 N. Hampton Road
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75212

Dallas Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of August 10th, 2020, Dallas Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Dallas Housing Authority serves Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County and Tarrant County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Dallas; and Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Dallas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Dallas Housing Authority Website: https://dhantx.com.

Dallas Housing Authority Phone: (214) 951-8300.

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

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted 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 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 01/25/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted 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 01/20/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted 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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/20/2020.

About Dallas Housing Authority

More information about Dallas Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://dhantx.com.

Representatives of Dallas Housing Authority may be available by phone at (214) 951-8300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/20/2019, Dallas Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Dallas Housing Authority manages 15,431 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled Litigation
Vouchers 12,962 98 73 39 714 73 1,472
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $860 $1,004 $1,113 $395 $667 $630 $1,386
Monthly Cost $11,151,882 $98,423 $81,282 $15,386 $475,949 $45,981 $2,040,399

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Dallas Housing Authority

Hamptons at Lakewest

2425 Bickers St
Dallas, Texas

Barbara Jordan Square

4700 Country Creek Dr
Dallas, Texas

Frankford Townhomes

18110 Marsh Ln
Dallas, Texas

Hidden Ridge

9702 W Ferris Branch Blvd
Dallas, Texas

Conner Drive Single Family Homes

2004-2044 Conner Drive
Dallas, Texas

Frazier Fellowship

4845 Elsie Faye Heggins St
Dallas, Texas
Accessible

Cedar Springs Place

2533 Lucas Dr
Dallas, Texas

Park Manor

3333 Edgewood St
Dallas, Texas

Renaissance Oaks

3737 Munger Ave
Dallas, Texas

Audelia Manor Apartments

10025 Shoreview Road
Dallas, Texas

Brackins Village

1544 E 8th St
Dallas, Texas

Buckeye Trail Family Residences

6707 Buckeye Commons Way
Dallas, Texas

Carroll Townhomes

1919 North Carroll Avenue
Dallas, Texas

Kingbridge Crossing

3130 Kingbridge Street
Dallas, Texas

Lakeview Townhomes

3020 Bickers Street
Dallas, Texas

Larimore Lane

5104 Larimore Lane
Dallas, Texas

Little Mexico Village

3027 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas

Military Single Family Homes

7619 Military Parkway
Dallas, Texas

Monarch Townhomes

2102 Kirby Street
Dallas, Texas

Roseland Gardens

2255 N. Washington Ave
Dallas, Texas
55+
Accessible

Villa Creek Apartments

3019 Bickers Street
Dallas, Texas

The Villas at Hillcrest

18799 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, Texas

Barbara Jordan Square Family Homes

4700 Country Creek Drive
Dallas, Texas

Low Income Housing Managed by Dallas Housing Authority

Lakeland Manor

3105 Peavy Rd
Dallas, Texas
Subsidized

Roseland Townhomes

3535 Munger Ave
Dallas, Texas

Roseland Estates

3400 Munger Ave
Dallas, Texas

Forest Green Manor

9730 Shepherd Rd
Dallas, Texas
Subsidized

Buckeye Senior Living

6655 Buckeye Commons Way
Dallas, Texas
62+