Dallas Housing Authority

3939 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX, 75212
(214) 951-8300

Collin County

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About Dallas Housing Authority

On March 11, 1938, The Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, Texas, (DHA) was created by the Dallas City Council after being authorized by the Legislature of Texas under the Housing Authorities Law of 1937.

DHA continues to evolve as an agency that builds sustainable communities, offering updated properties that residents are proud to call home and providing a stepping stone to self-sufficiency. In the past several years, George Loving Place was demolished and replaced with Kingbridge Crossing; Edgar Ward Place with Lakeview Townhomes; and Elmer Scott Place with Villa Creek Apartments. DHA built Lake West Village, which consists of 50 single-family homes. Frankford Townhomes in North Dallas was constructed and Hidden Ridge Apartments at Lake Highlands was acquired and renovated. DHA also revitalized the East Dallas CityPlace neighborhood with the Roseland, Monarch and Carroll properties.

DHA residents can choose rental housing in the private marketplace throughout the city with the use of vouchers. Residents have more than 500 apartment complexes with more than 12,000 units from which to choose.

DHA continues to offer innovative programs that assist clients with homeownership. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, for example, offers participants the opportunity to move into one of DHA's 50 single-family rental homes, giving residents the opportunity to experience the responsibility of living in a single-family home before taking the step to homeownership.

DHA also continues to foster community partnerships. The Lakewest Multipurpose Center is a perfect example of how several agencies can work together under one roof to serve the community. At the center, DHA has partnered with the YMCA, Head Start, the Dallas Police Department and Parkland hospital.† Clients can access recreation programs, day care, community safety and health care information and services in one convenient location.

DHA also purchased and rehabilitated an aging shopping center, making it the first public housing authority in the nation to own a shopping center. It attracts business to the West Dallas area with its national retail chains such as KFC, Taco Bell, Subway and H&R Block.

DHA continues to meet its clients' needs in the most fair, effective and efficient ways possible. With DHA assistance, residents will continue becoming self sufficient, contributing citizens.

Mission Statement

The Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, Texas(DHA) provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs; and by creating and cultivating opportunities for program participants to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.

Program Summary for Dallas Housing Authority

Dallas Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Dallas Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Dallas Housing Authority administered a total of 59 Section 8 Vouchers. Dallas Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Dallas Housing Authority is located at 3939 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX, 75212 and serves the city of Dallas. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Dallas Housing Authority at, (214) 951-8300 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Dallas Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 11/29/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 59
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Dallas Housing Authority is currently Open

2020 Income Limits for Dallas County, TX

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Dallas County, TX:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $30,200
  • $34,500
  • $38,800
  • $43,100
  • $46,550
  • $50,000
  • $53,450
  • $56,900
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $18,100
  • $20,700
  • $23,300
  • $26,200
  • $30,680
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $48,300
  • $55,200
  • $62,100
  • $68,950
  • $74,500
  • $80,000
  • $85,500
  • $91,050

2017 Fair Market Rents for Dallas County, TX

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Dallas County, TX:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$689 $837 $1031 $1390 $1774

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Dallas County Housing Authority Dallas County Housing Authority Dallas TX 4,369 N/A Open 1.4 Miles Contact
Grand Prairie Housing Authority Grand Prairie Housing Authority Grand Prairie TX 2,701 N/A Open 9.18 Miles Contact
Balch Springs HAP Program Balch Springs HAP Program Balch Springs TX 42 N/A Closed 14.17 Miles Contact
Mesquite HAP Program Mesquite HAP Program Mesquite TX N/A N/A Open 14.65 Miles Contact
Arlington Housing Authority Arlington Housing Authority Arlington TX N/A N/A Open 15.24 Miles Contact
Garland Housing Authority Garland Housing Authority Garland TX N/A N/A Open 15.48 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Dallas Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Dallas County Quick Facts

Population: 2,518,638
Persons Per Household: 2.77
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 38.9%
Homeownership Rate: 52.5%
Housing Units: 961,189
Yearly Income Per Person: $26,816
Median Household Income: $49,481