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Affordable Housing In Dallas County
Texas

84 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas County

Valley Ridge Apartments

1000 Valley Ridge Road
Lewisville, Texas
$1,006-1,153
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Villas of Hickory Estates

3211 Hickory Tree Rd
Balch Springs, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
62+

Valley Trails Apartments

8903 Valley Ranch Pkwy E
Irving, Texas
$1,077-1,244
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

North Oak Apartments

1417 North Nursery Road
Irving, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Spring Oaks Apartments

4317 Shepherd Ln
Balch Springs, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

3 Springs Apartments

4520 Ambassador Way
Balch Springs, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Lakes of Williamsberg

2950 Mustang Drive
Grapevine, Texas
$679-915
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Villas of Lancaster

2531 W Pleasant Run Rd
Lancaster, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
55+

Sterlingshire Apartment Homes

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

Boston Street Crossing

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

Housing Authorities that serve Dallas County

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dallas County, Texas

There are 84 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,615 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County features 2,331 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 8,305 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 $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 Dallas County, 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 $957 $1,093 $1,314 $1,727 $2,262
Payment Standard Range $861 to $1,053 $984 to $1,202 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,554 to $1,900 $2,036 to $2,488

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dallas County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 84
Total Low Income Apartments 11,615
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,331
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $50,270 ±$333
Median Rent $907 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.94% ± 0.68pp
Total Population 2,485,003

Population and Household Demographics

Dallas County is a county in Texas with a population of 2,485,003. There are 881,279 households in the county with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 48.77% of households in Dallas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dallas County

The median gross income for households in Dallas County is $50,270 a year, or $4,189 a month. The median rent for the county is $907 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dallas County, a household making less than $3,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Dallas County.

Area Median Income In Dallas County

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.

In Dallas County, 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 County

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 County

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

Cities In Dallas County

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City Served By
Addison The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Addison are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Balch Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Balch Springs are the Balch Springs Housing Authority, Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Cedar Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Hill are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Cockrell Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cockrell Hill are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Combine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Combine are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Coppel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coppel are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Coppell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coppell are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Dallas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallas is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Desoto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Desoto are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Duncanville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Duncanville are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Farmers Branch The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Farmers Branch are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Ferris The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ferris are the Housing Authority of Ferris, Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Glenn Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glenn Heights are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Grand Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Prairie are the Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services, Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Grapevine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grapevine are the Grapevine Housing Authority, Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office, Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Highland Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Park are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Hutchins The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hutchins are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Irving The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Irving are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Lancaster The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lancaster are the Lancaster Housing Authority, Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Lewisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lewisville are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Mesquite The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mesquite are the Dallas County Housing Agency, Mesquite Housing Division and Dallas Housing Authority.
Ovilla The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ovilla are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Rowlett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rowlett are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Seagoville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seagoville are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Sunnyvale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunnyvale are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
University Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve University Park are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.
Wilmer The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilmer are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Dallas Housing Authority.