Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Dallas, TX

Discover affordable housing in Dallas where there are 218+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

The Tuscany at Goldmark

13731 Goldmark Dr, Dallas, Texas 75240

bed 1-2
payment $911-1334/mo.

The Continental

1810 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75201

bed 1-2

The Waterford at Goldmark

13695 Goldmark Dr, Dallas, Texas 75240

bed 1-2

St. James Manor Apartments

3119 Easter Ave, Dallas, Texas 75216

bed 1-4

Peoples El Shaddai Village

2836 E Overton Rd, Dallas, Texas 75216

bed 1-4

Rosemont at Bluff Ridge

7051 Clarkride Drive, Dallas, Texas 75236

Rosemont at Hickory Trace

8410 S. Westmoreland Road, Dallas, Texas 75237

Primrose at Park Villas

2519 John West Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75228

Rosemont at Sierra Vista

9901 Scyene Rd, Dallas, Texas 75227

Primrose at Highland Meadows

2100 Highland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75228

Rosemont at Lakewest ( Arbor Woods )

3000 N Hampton Rd, Dallas, Texas 75212

Potter's House at Primrose

2515 Perryton Drive, Dallas, Texas 75233

Rosemont of Oak Hollow

3015 E. Ledbetter, Dallas, Texas 75216

Rosemont at Arlington Park

1716 Chattanooga Pl, Dallas, Texas 75235

Primrose Oaks, Fka, the Oaks at Hampton

2514 Perryton Drive, Dallas, Texas 75224

Highpoint at Wynnewood

1805 S. Zang Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75224

bed 1-3

The Ridge at Lancaster

2101 Crouch Rd., Dallas, Texas 75241

bed 1-4
payment $1086-1865/mo.


910 S. Belt Line Rd., Dallas, Texas 75253

bed 1-4
payment $1482-2131/mo.

The Oaks Dallas

630 S. Llewellyn Ave., Dallas, Texas 75208

bed 1-2

Northgate Village

12303 Plano Rd, Dallas, Texas 75243

bed 2-4

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Dallas, Texas

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dallas, Texas
$26.05 (+359%) more than Texas minimum wage and $26.05 (+359%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher programs for Dallas, Texas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Dallas, Texas.

Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dallas.

How many renters live in Dallas, Texas?

The City of Dallas has 1,299,553 people living in 539,718 households.

There are 673,884 renters living in 315,781 renter households in this City. Renters make up 51.86 percent of the population living in Dallas.

What is the rental market like in Dallas, Texas?

There are an estimated 587,984 housing units in the Dallas area. Of these, 349,536 units are rental homes, making up 59 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dallas, Texas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dallas?

The rental vacancy rate in Dallas is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Dallas for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dallas
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
31,089 129,885 109,693 38,549 5,502
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dallas

A large number of apartments in Dallas have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Dallas are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Dallas

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,426 to $2,847. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,426
One BR $1,500
Two BR $1,758
Three BR $2,212
Four BR $2,847
2024 Fair Market Rents in Dallas, Texas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Dallas?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 20,002 64 percent
One BR 87,769 68 percent
Two BR 57,613 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dallas, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Dallas?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Dallas, Texas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 26,867
Public Housing 3,161
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 3,408
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 61
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 359
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 37
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dallas, Texas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Dallas, Texas

Dallas features 9,289 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 25,628 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 $1,582 and $1,934.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.