Affordable Housing In Dallas
Dallas County, Texas

Dallas city limits extend into  Collin CountyRockwall CountyKaufman County,  and  Denton County.

197 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas

St. James Manor Apartments

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

Peoples El Shaddai Village

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

The Tuscany at Goldmark

13731 Goldmark Dr
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+

The Waterford at Goldmark

13695 Goldmark Dr
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+

Carpenters Point Senior Living

4645 Dolphin Rd
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

The Continental

1810 Commerce St
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Bella Vista Creek Apartments

3402 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, Texas
$670-880
1-2 BR

Sterlingshire Apartment Homes

9415 Bruton Road
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Parks at Wynnewood Apartments

1910 Argentia Dr
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Boston Street Crossing

2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dallas, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dallas, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Dallas County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dallas, Texas

There are 197 low income housing apartment communities offering 30,102 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Dallas, Texas

Dallas features 7,418 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Dallas, Texas

There are 21,406 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dallas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dallas, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dallas landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dallas.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dallas, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,226 and $1,498.

2022 Dallas, Texas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Dallas, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,076 $1,150 $1,362 $1,736 $2,280
Dallas, Texas Payment Standard Range $968 to $1,184 $1,035 to $1,265 $1,226 to $1,498 $1,562 to $1,910 $2,052 to $2,508

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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 Dallas County.

In Dallas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Dallas

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dallas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,700 $21,400 $24,050 $26,700 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dallas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,500 $48,100 $51,650 $55,200 $58,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dallas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,850 $57,000 $64,100 $71,200 $76,900 $82,600 $88,300 $94,000