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

Find 107 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Dallas County, TX – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Valley Trails Apartments

8903 Valley Ranch Pkwy E, Irving, Texas 75063

Valley Ridge Apartments

1000 Valley Ridge Road, Lewisville, Texas 75077

3 Springs Apartments

4520 Ambassador Way, Balch Springs, Texas 75180

Palladium Glenn Heights

2400 S Hampton Rd, Glenn Heights, Texas 75154

Villas of Hickory Estates

3211 Hickory Tree Rd, Balch Springs, Texas 75180

Spring Oaks Apartments

4317 Shepherd Ln, Balch Springs, Texas 75180

Silver Gardens

2620 Ruidosa Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75228

Hickory Manor 62+ Apartments

1626 Old Hickory Trail, Desoto, Texas 75115

Beckley Townhomes

801 Beckleymeade Ave, Dallas, Texas 75232

The Peak at Juliette Fowler

1234 Abrams Road, Dallas, Texas 75214

Residences of Long Branch

4217 Rowlett Rd., Rowlett, Texas 75088

Skyline Place

4700 Wimbelton Way, Dallas, Texas 75227

Timbers at Hickory Tree

3401 Hickory Tree Rd, Balch Springs, Texas 75180

Forestwood Apartment Homes

4011 S Beltine Rd, Balch Springs, Texas 75181

Parmore Arcadia Trails

1501 Mercury Rd, Balch Springs, Texas 75181

Oak Tree Village

1595 S Old Orchard Ln, Lewisville, Texas 75067

Villas of Seagoville

1000 E Malloy Bridge Rd, Seagoville, Texas 75159

Rosemont at Lancaster

1605 N. Houston School Road, Lancaster, Texas 75146

Duncanville Independent Living, Inc

400 Middale Rd, Duncanville, Texas 75116

May Road Apartments

1488 May Road Cir, Seagoville, Texas 75159

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dallas County, 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 County, 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 County, Texas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Dallas County, Texas.

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

How many renters live in Dallas County, Texas?

The County of Dallas County has 2,600,840 people living in 992,995 households.

There are 1,140,492 renters living in 496,268 renter households in this County. Renters make up 43.85 percent of the population living in Dallas County.

What is the rental market like in Dallas County, Texas?

There are an estimated 1,063,724 housing units in the Dallas County area. Of these, 541,088 units are rental homes, making up 51 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dallas County, Texas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dallas County?

The rental vacancy rate in Dallas County is 7 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 County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dallas County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
40,845 183,324 173,744 79,255 17,126
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dallas County

A large number of apartments in Dallas County 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 County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 50 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 County

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 County, Texas

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

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 25,520 62 percent
One BR 120,030 65 percent
Two BR 86,570 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dallas County, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Dallas County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 32,771
Public Housing 3,025
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 4,282
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 61
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 539
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 56
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 151
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dallas County, Texas

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

Income Based Apartments in Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County features 3,200 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 County, Texas

There are 11,250 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dallas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dallas County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dallas County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dallas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dallas County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,582 and $1,934.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.