DHA officials are expecting a high number of applicants.
The Dallas Housing Authority soon will begin accepting applications for court-ordered rental assistance available to black residents who want to live in predominantly white neighborhoods.
The DHA is required to offer the vouchers only to blacks as part of a court settlement to address past discrimination. And the agency could not find enough takers on its general waiting list for rent assistance, which includes 8,000 applicants of all races.
The agency received the vouchers as part of a settlement designed to help black families move out of segregated, high-crime, high-poverty neighborhoods. A federal judge ruled in 1995 that the DHA's public housing program forced blacks to live in segregated slums.
Some on the agency's general list have declined the special vouchers. Others could not find landlords to accept the vouchers, or they had poor credit or rental histories.
DHA by Email:
For general information about Dallas Housing Authority, e-mail: email@example.com
DHA by Phone:
The DHA switch board can be reached at phone number: 214-951-8300 .
DHA by Mail:
The main DHA mailing address is: 3939 North Hampton Road, Dallas, TX 75212.
The Section 8, Landlord Services, and HOP mailing address is: 2575 Lone Star Drive Dallas, TX 75212-6313.