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 7,700 loans.
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 $145,000 for existing properties and $195,000 for new construction. The home must pass a review to ensure it meets Minimum Housing Standards (MHS).