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Villas of Hickory Estates

3211 Hickory Tree Rd
Balch Springs, Texas
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1-2 BR

North Oak Apartments

1417 North Nursery Road
Irving, Texas
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1-3 BR

Oak Park Apartments

2800 W Pioneer Dr
Irving, Texas
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Studio-2 BR

Oak Tree Village

1595 S Old Orchard Ln
Lewisville, Texas
1 BR

Beckley Townhomes

801 Beckleymeade Ave
Dallas, Texas
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2-3 BR
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There are 10,486 low-income apartments in Dallas County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Dallas County, Texas can range from $426 to $2,570 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 2,686 low-income homes in Dallas County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $380 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 13th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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); Mainstream Voucher
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Dallas County, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County features 2,686 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 10,486 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 $1,409 and $1,722.

2023 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
Dallas County, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,259 $1,326 $1,565 $1,972 $2,572
Dallas County, Texas Payment Standard Range $1,133 to $1,385 $1,193 to $1,459 $1,409 to $1,722 $1,775 to $2,169 $2,315 to $2,829

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dallas County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 105
Total Low Income Apartments 14,031
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,686
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 $105,600

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dallas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dallas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,100 $41,250 $46,400 $51,550 $55,700 $59,800 $63,950 $68,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dallas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,750 $66,000 $74,250 $82,500 $89,100 $95,700 $102,300 $108,900