The City of Dallas Housing Department
offers a variety of programs to assist Dallas residents and strengthen
communities. The Department's goals are to increase home ownership
opportunities, especially for low-income families; preserve existing
owner-occupied and rental housing stock; increase availability of
affordable housing opportunities; and support neighborhood and
community-based preservation and revitalization efforts.
Since 1991, the City of Dallas Mortgage
Assistance Program (MAP) has provided a program for families purchasing
homes within the city limits of Dallas with funding from the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). to date, the city of
Dallas has assisted with the closing and funding of more than 7,800
MAP assists homebuyers with a total
household income of less than 80 percent of the Dallas Area Median
Family Income to purchase a home within the city limits of Dallas. The
maximum sales price for the home may not exceed $183,000 for existing
properties and $228,000 for new construction. The home must pass a
review to ensure it meets Minimum Housing Standards (MHS).