Denton Housing Authority

1225 Wilson St., Denton, TX, 76205
(940) 383-1504

Denton County

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About Denton Housing Authority

Denton Housing Authority is located in Denton, Texas, north of Dallas & Fort Worth. Denton has an estimated population of 103,029, and is home to two major universities and numerous major public and private employers. Our Administrative Office building is located in Southeast Denton, on the corner of Wilson and Ruddell Streets. This office houses our Administration staff and the Section 8 Program staff.

DHA administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Participants in this program receive a voucher to search for housing in the private market. We are also currently administering the Disaster Voucher Program (DVP) that assist previously assisted Hurricane Katrina & Rita victims with housing assistance using the Section 8 voucher. We also administer the Section 8 Homeownership Program that allows Section 8 voucher holders to use their assistance to own instead of renting a home.

DHA also owns and manages Heritage Oaks Apartment. DHA also developed and manages Pecan Place Apartments, a tax credit senior property with Section 8 assistance. And DHA just completed development and construction of Renaissance Courts Townhomes, a tax credit multifamily property that is ready for occupancy. This property is managed by Lincoln Property Company.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and create suitable and affordable housing for our clients to enhance their quality of life and develop innovative programs that will encourage economic independence.

Program Summary for Denton Housing Authority

Denton 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. Denton Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Denton Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Denton Housing Authority currently has Section 8 as its program type. Denton Housing Authority is located at 1225 Wilson St., Denton, TX, 76205 and serves the city of Denton. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Denton Housing Authority at, (940) 383-1504 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Denton Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Denton Housing Authority is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Denton 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 Denton County, TX:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $25,100
  • $28,700
  • $32,300
  • $35,850
  • $38,750
  • $41,600
  • $44,500
  • $47,350
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $15,050
  • $17,200
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $40,150
  • $45,900
  • $51,650
  • $57,350
  • $61,950
  • $66,550
  • $71,150
  • $75,750

2017 Fair Market Rents for Denton 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 Denton 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
Frisco Housing Authority Frisco Housing Authority Frisco TX N/A N/A Open 17.29 Miles Contact
Grapevine Housing Authority Grapevine Housing Authority Grapevine TX 83 98 Closed 18.63 Miles Contact
Tioga Housing Authority Tioga Housing Authority Tioga TX 72 484 Open 21.28 Miles Contact
Plano Housing Authority Plano Housing Authority Plano TX 908 24 Closed 27.08 Miles Contact
Decatur Housing Authority Decatur Housing Authority Decatur TX N/A N/A Open 27.51 Miles Contact
Gainesville Housing Authority Gainesville Housing Authority Gainesville TX 416 N/A Open 28.78 Miles Contact

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Denton Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
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Denton County Quick Facts

Population: 753,363
Persons Per Household: 2.78
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 26.3%
Homeownership Rate: 65.5%
Housing Units: 272,418
Yearly Income Per Person: $33,855
Median Household Income: $74,155