The Dallas Housing Authority is expanding its headquarters on Hampton Road.
A filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation revealed that the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) is “finishing out” construction on the third floor of its headquarters building at 3939 N. Hampton Rd.
The expansion project began on October 3 and will be completed on May 24, 2024. Roughly 8,000 square feet are under renovation, and the project is estimated to cost $1 million.
“This project is privately funded, on private land for private use,” according to the filing.
The DHA is a public housing authority that manages two main housing assistance programs, according to a statement sent to The Dallas Express by Whitney McAnallen, executive vice president of the marketing firm Connective Agency.
The Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as Section 8) subsidizes private housing rentals for families. In contrast, the DHA’s public housing program comprises “residential communities owned and operated by DHA,” according to McAnallen. Both of these programs are funded with taxpayer dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
McAnallen told The Dallas Express that the DHA currently has two office buildings — one on Lonestar Drive and the facility on Hampton Road.
“Once the expansion of the Hampton office is complete, DHA will no longer need to have employees in two separate locations,” the statement continued. “Bringing our team members under one roof is part of our larger goal to increase operational efficiency so that we can continue to improve how we provide affordable housing assistance and supportive resources to the over 55,000 people we serve here in North Texas.”
As recently reported by The Dallas Express, the City of Dallas is pursuing a collaborative housing project with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation aimed at “preventing homelessness” by providing temporary housing to lower-income residents at risk of homelessness. Office of Homeless Solutions Director Christine Crossley told council members that the project does not currently require any City funding.