Affordable Housing In Dallas
Collin County, Texas

172 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas

Saint James Manor Apartments

3119 Easter Ave
Dallas, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Peoples El Shaddai Village

2836 E Overton Rd
Dallas, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

The Tuscany at Goldmark

13731 Goldmark Dr
Dallas, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

The Waterford at Goldmark

13695 Goldmark Dr
Dallas, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

The Parks at Wynnewood Apartments

1910 Argentia Dr
Dallas, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

The Continental

1810 Commerce St
Dallas, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Belleview

1400 Belleview street
Dallas, TX
HCV Welcome

Marthas Vineyard Place

3115 Crestview Drive
Dallas, TX

Ridge at Trinity Apartments

7203 Great Forest Way
Dallas, TX
Subsidized

Echad Apartments

2620 Ruidosa Ave
Dallas, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 172 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 27,803 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 5,902 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dallas, HUD housing programs support 2,953 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 20,042 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 172
Total Low Income Apartments 27,803
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 5,902
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Total Population 1,260,688
Housing Units 477,249
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $43,781 ±$519
Median Rent $863 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.66% ± 0.85pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dallas is a City in Collin County, Texas with a population of 1,260,688. There are 477,249 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 57.7% of households in Dallas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dallas

The median gross income for households in Dallas is $43,781 a year, or $3,648 a month. The median rent for the city is $863 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dallas, a household making less than $2,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Dallas.1

Area Median Income In Dallas

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Dallas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Collin County.

In Dallas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Dallas

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Dallas HUD Rental Assistance in Dallas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Dallas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Dallas is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in Dallas

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$836 $989 $1,201 $1,600 $2,080