Affordable Housing In Oakes
Dickey County, North Dakota

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oakes

Oakwood 1

212 N 14th St
Oakes, North Dakota

D and S Rentals

104 S 6th St
Oakes, North Dakota
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oakes, North Dakota

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oakes, North Dakota

Housing Authority Programs
DickeySargent Counties Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oakes, North Dakota

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 28 affordable apartments for rent in Oakes, North Dakota.

Income Based Apartments in Oakes, North Dakota

Oakes features 20 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Oakes, North Dakota

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oakes.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oakes, North Dakota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oakes landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Oakes.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oakes, North Dakota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Oakes, North Dakota Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Oakes, North Dakota Fair Market Rent $572 $575 $757 $936 $1,286
Oakes, North Dakota Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $842 to $1,030 $1,157 to $1,415

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oakes, ND Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 28
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.58%
Average Renter Household Size 1.66
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $52,826 ±$5,056
Median Rent $599 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.3% ± 12.3pp
Total Population 1,975

Population and Household Demographics

Oakes is a city in Dickey County, North Dakota with a population of 1,975. There are 812 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 36.58% of households in Oakes are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oakes

The median gross income for households in Oakes is $52,826 a year, or $4,402 a month. The median rent for the city is $599 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oakes, a household making less than $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Oakes.

Area Median Income In Oakes

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Oakes, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dickey County.

In Oakes, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,700

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Oakes

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Oakes

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oakes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oakes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,050 $34,350 $38,650 $42,900 $46,350 $49,800 $53,200 $56,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oakes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,100 $54,950 $61,800 $68,650 $74,150 $79,650 $85,150 $90,650