Affordable Housing In Cimarron County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cimarron County

Black Mesa Apartments

221 N King St
Boise City, OK
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1-3 BR
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Sagebrush Apartments (Boise City)

217 N King
Boise City, OK
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Housing Authorities that serve Cimarron County

Housing Authority Programs
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cimarron County, Oklahoma

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Cimarron County features 18 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 18 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cimarron County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cimarron County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $46,680 ±$5,886
Median Rent $393 ±$95
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.3% ± 8.63pp
Total Population 2,341

Population and Household Demographics

Cimarron County is a County in Oklahoma with a population of 2,341. There are 1,017 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 27.14% of households in Cimarron County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cimarron County

The median gross income for households in Cimarron County is $46,680 a year, or $3,890 a month. The median rent for the county is $393 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cimarron County, a household making less than $1,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 16.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Cimarron County.1

Area Median Income In Cimarron County

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.

In Cimarron County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,700

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 Cimarron County

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 Cimarron County HUD Rental Assistance in Cimarron County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
80% of Median $32,350 $36,950 $41,550 $46,150 $49,850 $53,550 $57,250 $60,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cimarron County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2003 to 2003, 1 low income apartment communities containing 22 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cimarron County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Cimarron County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
60% of Median $24,240 $27,720 $31,200 $34,620 $37,440 $40,200 $42,960 $45,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Cimarron County is $31,200 a year, or $2,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $780 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $505 $541 $650 $751 $838 $924
60% $606 $650 $780 $901 $1,005 $1,109
Fair Market Rents in Cimarron County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$511 $538 $686 $990 $1,031

Cities In Cimarron County

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City Listings Served By
Boise City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boise City is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Felt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Felt is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Keyes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keyes is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Kenton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenton is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.