Affordable Housing In Dallas County
Texas

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas County

The Lakes of Williamsberg

2950 Mustang Drive
Grapevine, TX
$679-915
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Villas of Lancaster

2531 W Pleasant Run Rd
Lancaster, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Villas of Hickory Estates

3211 Hickory Tree Rd
Balch Springs, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

North Oak Apartments

1417 North Nursery Road
Irving, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Waterford at Valley Ranch Apartments

151 Cowboys Pkwy
Irving, TX
$830-1,145
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley Ridge Apartments

1000 Valley Ridge Road
Lewisville, TX
$1,006-1,153
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Evergreen at Rowlett Senior Community

5611 Old Rowlett Rd.
Rowlett, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Tuscany at Lakepointe

805 Lakeside Cir
Lewisville, TX
HCV Welcome

Oak Park Apartments

2800 W Pioneer Dr
Irving, TX
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Villas of Seagoville

1000 E Malloy Bridge Rd
Seagoville, TX
55+
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Dallas County

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Other Housing Authorities located in Dallas County

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Mesquite Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Lancaster Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Balch Springs Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dallas County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,743 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas County, Texas. Dallas County features 1,485 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 5,958 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dallas County.

Dallas County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 7,743
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,485
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.1

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 $83,100

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 Dallas County 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 $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dallas County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 157 low income apartment communities containing 26,398 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dallas County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Dallas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Dallas County is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in Dallas County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$957 $1,093 $1,314 $1,727 $2,262

Cities In Dallas County

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City Listings Served By
Dallas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dallas are the Dallas Housing Authority and Dallas County Housing Agency.
Irving 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irving is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Grand Prairie 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Prairie are the Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services and Dallas County Housing Agency.
Lancaster 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lancaster are the Lancaster Housing Authority and Dallas County Housing Agency.
Lewisville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewisville is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Cedar Hill 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Hill is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Balch Springs 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Balch Springs are the Balch Springs Housing Authority and Dallas County Housing Agency.
Desoto 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desoto is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Seagoville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seagoville is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Duncanville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duncanville is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Grapevine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grapevine are the Grapevine Housing Authority, Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and Dallas County Housing Agency.
Ferris 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ferris are the Housing Authority of Ferris and Dallas County Housing Agency.
Farmers Branch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmers Branch is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Rowlett 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rowlett is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Coppel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coppel is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Coppell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coppell is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Addison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Addison is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Cockrell Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cockrell Hill is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Combine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Combine is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Glenn Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenn Heights is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Highland Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland Park is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Hutchins 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hutchins is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Mesquite 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mesquite are the Dallas County Housing Agency and Mesquite Housing Division.
Ovilla 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ovilla is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Sunnyvale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunnyvale is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
University Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University Park is the Dallas County Housing Agency.
Wilmer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmer is the Dallas County Housing Agency.