Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Lake Dallas
Denton County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake Dallas

Shady Shores Apartments

401 N Shady Shores Dr
Lake Dallas, Texas
Subsidized

Ashleyer Village Apartments

155 W Overly Dr
Lake Dallas, Texas
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Lake Dallas

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Dallas, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 264 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Dallas, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lake Dallas, Texas

Lake Dallas features 80 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 Lake Dallas, Texas

There are 184 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake Dallas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake Dallas, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake Dallas landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Lake Dallas.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake Dallas, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 Lake Dallas, 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.

Lake Dallas, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 264
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $68,933 ±$8,054
Median Rent $936 ±$97
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.66% ± 19.8pp
Total Population 7,465

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Dallas is a city in Denton County, Texas with a population of 7,465. There are 2,836 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 34.34% of households in Lake Dallas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Dallas

The median gross income for households in Lake Dallas is $68,933 a year, or $5,744 a month. The median rent for the city is $936 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Dallas, a household making less than $3,120 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Dallas.

Area Median Income In Lake Dallas

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lake Dallas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Denton County.

In Lake Dallas, 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 Lake Dallas

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 Lake Dallas

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