Lawton Housing Authority

609 SW F Avenue
Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma 73501

Lawton Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Lawton Housing Authority serves Lawton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lawton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Lawton Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Lawton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Lawton Housing Authority Website:

Lawton Housing Authority Phone: (580) 353-7392.

Closed: Lawton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Lawton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed.

Last Updated on 05/25/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Lawton Housing Authority (LHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.

Please note: The Public Housing waiting list for families is currently closed.

The LHA offers two Public Housing communities with 296 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

The LHA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, working families, victims of domestic violence, displaced by government action, or displaced by a natural disaster.

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.

For more information, visit the LHA website, email the office at, or call (580) 353-7392, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday; and on Fridays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Last Updated on 12/03/2015.

About Lawton Housing Authority

More information about Lawton Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Lawton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (580) 353-7392. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 16th, 2021, it is not known if Lawton Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 05/25/2018, Lawton Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Lawton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lawton Housing Authority manages 98 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership VASH
Vouchers 84 1 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $491 $400 $317
Monthly Cost $41,279 $400 $4,126

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lawton 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 17% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.1 persons and has a household income of $11,503 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 69% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

70% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 6% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lawton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% 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. 50% 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, 19% with 2 bedrooms and 66% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Lawton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $842. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $164.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Lawton Housing Authority

Benjamin O Davis Highrise

620 SW E Ave
Lawton, Oklahoma

Lawton View Addition

1616 SW N H Jones Ave
Lawton, Oklahoma