The Dallas Housing Authority board of commissioners plans to create a separate new waiting list for special rental assistance vouchers that can only be used by low-income black residents who move to predominately white neighborhoods.

The DHA, whose board of commissioners gave approval for the new list Wednesday, is not yet accepting applications for the housing assistance. Federal approval is needed.

The agency already has 8,000 families on a waiting list for general rental assistance that can be used anywhere. But it cannot find enough qualified families on that list to use the last 500 of 3,205 special rent vouchers from a court settlement designed to desegregate public housing.