Dallas Housing Authority Taking Applications Again

By Robbie Owens, CBS 11 News

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Dallas is ready to take applications for housing assistance once again, after a big (and embarrassing) computer glitch led to unforeseen complications with applicants last month.

In April, thousands of people, desperate for assistance to get into affordable housing and apartments, rushed to the DHA’s website to complete a pre-application for the agency’s voucher program. It would have been the first time since 2006 that the program was open to new applicants.

But more than 10,000 of the online applications were lost and unable to be retrieved. The DHA blamed the problem on “technical difficulties” with a computer program developed by a third party vendor.

Finally, believing that the glitch has been resolved, the Dallas Housing Authority is ready to open the application process again, and will still attempt to manage it online. However, those people who had already gone through the process last month will have to do it over again.

The online pre-application will be available online starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 10, and will remain available until 6:00 p.m. on May 11. There is no need to rush the system within the first few hours – a lottery system will be used to rank all of the received pre-applications. The first 5,000 applicants will be placed on a waiting list. The other applicants will then be discarded. All applicants will be notified of their status.

Applicants with documented disabilities are able to apply in person at the DHA offices on Lone Star Drive.

>> Click Here To Access The Online Application <<

>> Visit The Dallas Housing Authority’s Website <<


One Comment

  1. Mr Black says:

    Wow! $15.00 a monrth in rent and plenty of parking space for your BMW, Lexus or Cadi!

    1. Tired says:

      Dude I don’t have housing but I’ve lived in places that have it.. trust me there are no BMW, Lexus or Cadis over there. I own a 04 hyundai and it was the nicest car over there..

  2. HooDatIS? says:

    Maybe we can get some homeless people off the sreets

  3. consuela says:


  4. Stanley Mathis says:

    Homeless from 2001 to 2005, I was voted one of the best poets of the 20th century. My bio is listed in the 2002 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America, and, I’m the poet who penned America’s Team, the poem, that our Dallas Cowboys sold in black lacquer frames throughout their pro shops, in 1997. My autograph was appraised ( in 2002 ) for $450.00 Fair Market Value on 2 of 5 poetry art posters I might offer oneday in Limited Editions. I’m one of the best at the thing I do, but here I am in need of section 8 housing. Offering over 3000 products at Cafepress, and I’m begging. http://www.cafepress.com/theusa/5735110

  5. monica says:

    when is Dallas Housing taking applications again if you know

  6. Hilda G. Redden says:

    On May the 10 2011 i apply for housing, and i also wanted to apply for section 8 to
    but i forgot , please let me know if its possible to sign up for section 8 also

  7. paula enriquez says:

    in need of housing. works for a temp agency.

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