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Public Housing units are specific areas and complexes set aside for housing families. Section 8 units, however, are located in privately owned multi and single family dwellings throughout the City of Garland and surrounding communities, allowing tenants to choose the type of unit and the area in which they want to live.
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Visit the Fair Housing section to see how to make a complaint.
The income limits are as follows:
View information about the latest utility allowances (PDF).
The tenant is responsible for all deposits. The Garland Housing Agency does not provide funds for these expenses.
The tenant is responsible for rent in the amount of 30% of the annual adjusted gross income of the family.
No. The decision to rent to a tenant is the landlord's, as is the responsibility for checking credit and rental histories.
A voucher can be transferred to another agency, unless that agency is within the Garland Housing Agency's jurisdiction (50 mile radius). In that case, there is no need to transfer. The Garland Housing Agency will service vouchers within our jurisdiction. The process of transferring to another housing agency/authority is called Portability.
Voucher holders find their own housing units. All units must pass a Housing Quality Standards inspection by a Garland Housing Agency inspector before approval.
You can view GHA's jurisdiction here: Garland Housing Agency Jurisdiction Map.
You can also use our Interactive Jurisdiction Map that allows you to enter the address of a rental unit to determine if the unit falls within GHA's coverage area. GHA Interactive Jurisdiction Map
GHA covers all areas located within the RED outline. This includes/covers all of Dallas, Rockwall and Collin counties along with portions of:
Online applications are only accepted when the waiting list is open. Garland Housing Agency will no longer process hard copy applications.
No. Each agency maintains its own list. However, you may apply to as many agencies as feasible in your attempt to get housing assistance.
No. There are single family houses, townhouses, duplexes and apartments on the Garland Housing Agency program.
Currently, the City of Garland Housing Agency administers over 1,300 Housing Choice Vouchers.
Deposits are set by the landlords and utility companies, not by Garland Housing Agency.
Yes, as long as the family's total adjusted gross income falls within the guidelines.
At this time the Garland Housing Agency does not know how long a person will have to remain on the waiting list. You can check your position number and status by visiting the waiting list website.
Presently, there are no emergency shelters in Garland. People needing emergency assistance are referred to private social organizations or to shelters in Dallas.
Everyone must present a picture identification at the time of application.
The Garland Housing Agency's waiting list is currently closed to new applications.
The demand for rental assistance is greater than the number of available Housing Choice Vouchers. The Garland Housing Agency must wait for families to leave the program before adding new families. When families move off the program, vacated slots are filled from the Garland Housing Agency’s waiting list of qualified applicants.
The Garland Housing Agency only administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).
Yes, however to be eligible for the Garland Housing Agency home ownership program, a family must meet the following criteria:
Please contact your case worker for more details and how to apply.