Affordable Housing In Dallas
194 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas
Housing Authorities that serve Dallas
|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 194 low income housing apartment communities offering 30,285 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Dallas features 7,207 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 21,638 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 $1,217 and $1,487.
2021 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$1,029||$1,134||$1,352||$1,746||$2,309|
|Payment Standard Range||$926 to $1,132||$1,021 to $1,247||$1,217 to $1,487||$1,571 to $1,921||$2,078 to $2,540|
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 $86,200
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$18,100||$20,700||$23,300||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$30,200||$34,500||$38,800||$43,100||$46,550||$50,000||$53,450||$56,900|
|80% of Median||$48,300||$55,200||$62,100||$68,950||$74,500||$80,000||$85,500||$91,050|