Mixed Income Housing Development Bonus (MIHDB)
In the MF and MU districts, the development bonus and number of reserved units required to attain that bonus vary by the location of the development under the City's Market Value Analysis (MVA) Categories. Properties in A, B, and C categories are required to serve families at lower income levels than properties in G, H, and I categories. The percent of reserved units is related to the amount of the bonus requested, and the income ranges depend on the MVA category. In planned development districts (PDs), the bonus and the reserved units vary by district.
The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization presented an overview of the mixed income housing incentives to the Housing and Homlessness Solutions (HHS) Committee on January 25, 2021. To learn more about the MIHDB Program please watch the video below, or view the full HHS Council Committee meeting on the Dallas City News Network.
DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION
To get started, check the City's unofficial online zoning map to see if your development is in one of the eligible base zoning districts or a participating planned development district (PD). If your development is in a PD, you can look up the PD language HERE.
If your development is in an eligible zoning district, contact Housing staff to get started. If you are applying to change the zoning, contact the Current Planning staff for assistance.
How to Apply:
Contact Housing staff and ask for a Market Value Analysis (MVA) verification form. This serves as an application form for the program and includes information about the owner, developer, proposed project, requested bonuses, and required reserved units (including required Area Median Incomes to be served).
Please note: The MVA Verification is required to be completed prior to any pre-development or Q Team meeting.
CONTACT HOUSING TO APPLY
Developments participating in the MIHDB program must not discriminate against holders of housing vouchers. More information about how to become an approved landlord with DHA/Housing Solutions for North Texas, one of several entities that issue housing vouchers, is available HERE. DHA has streamlined, improved, and automated much of its processes in the past few years. It now uses artificial intelligence and virtual inspections to streamline the landlord registration process.