Broken Bow Housing Authority

710 E 3rd Street
Broken Bow, McCurtain County, Oklahoma 74728

Broken Bow Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Broken Bow, Oklahoma that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 14th, 2019, Broken Bow Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Broken Bow Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Broken Bow Housing Authority serves Broken Bow.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Broken Bow Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Broken Bow Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Broken Bow Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


The Broken Bow Housing Authority (BBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Broken Bow, OK is about 215 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, OK.


Please note: The BBHA currently has vouchers available.


There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the BBHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 710 E 3rd Street,  Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (580) 584-6939 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.



Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.


The following documentation is required with the pre-applicaiton: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income. If mailing back the pre-application, you must send color copies.


There are no preferences.


Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.


For more information, call the BBHA office at (580) 584-6939 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (580)584-6939.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/18/2015.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Broken Bow Housing Authority (BBHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

 

The BBHA offers three Public Housing communities with 140 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

 

There are two ways to apply:

 

  1. Visit the BBHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 710 E 3rd Street, Broken Bow, OK 74728, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (580) 584-6939, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

 

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income. If mailing back the pre-application, you must send color copies.

 

The BBHA does not have a preference.

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

 

For more information, call the BBHA office at (580) 584-6939 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (580)584-6939.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/09/2018.

About Broken Bow Housing Authority

Representatives of Broken Bow Housing Authority may be available by phone at (580) 584-6939. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/09/2018, Broken Bow Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Broken Bow Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Broken Bow Housing Authority manages 188 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 188
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $360
Monthly Cost $67,732

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Broken Bow Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 31% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 2 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,930 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Broken Bow Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 9% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 21% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Broken Bow Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $282 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $427. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $161.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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