Affordable Housing In Comanche County
Oklahoma

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Comanche County

Lawton Pointe Apartments

2237 NW Hoover Ave
Lawton, OK
$389-499
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Garretts Landing ( Aka the Gardens at Lawton )

1321 SW 27th St
Lawton, OK
$549-730
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Meadow Park Estates

12697 NE Keeney Rd
Elgin, OK
Subsidized

Wichita Valley Apartments

103 E B Ave
Cache, OK
Call For Rent
1 BR

Stratford Square

4309 SE Camelot Dr
Lawton, OK
Subsidized

Apple Run Apartments

2301 NW Williams Ave
Lawton, OK
Subsidized

Cambridge Estates

4315 SE Camelot Dr
Lawton, OK
Subsidized

Deer Park Apartments

2403 NW 23rd St
Lawton, OK
Subsidized

Sanders Heights Apartments

2403 SW Jesse Davenport
Lawton, OK
Subsidized

Villanova Apartments

305 NW 4th St
Lawton, OK
Subsidized

There are 23 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,232 affordable apartments for rent in Comanche County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 885 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Comanche County, HUD housing programs support 383 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 347 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Comanche County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Comanche County

Housing Authority Programs
Lawton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Cache Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Sterling Public Housing
Indiahoma Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Comanche County, Oklahoma

Comanche County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,232
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 885
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Total Population 125,531
Housing Units 43,240
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $46,241 ±$1,276
Median Rent $784 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.05% ± 2.86pp

Population and Household Demographics

Comanche County is a County in Oklahoma with a population of 125,531. There are 43,240 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 44.76% of households in Comanche County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Comanche County

The median gross income for households in Comanche County is $46,241 a year, or $3,853 a month. The median rent for the county is $784 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Comanche County, a household making less than $2,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Comanche County.1

Area Median Income In Comanche 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 Comanche County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,300

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 Comanche 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 Comanche County HUD Rental Assistance in Comanche County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
80% of Median $37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Comanche County

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

From 1996 to 2008, 8 low income apartment communities containing 361 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Comanche 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 Comanche County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $28,440 $32,460 $36,540 $40,560 $43,860 $47,100 $50,340 $53,580

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 Comanche County is $36,540 a year, or $3,045 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,045 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $914 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% $593 $634 $761 $879 $981 $1,083
60% $711 $761 $914 $1,055 $1,178 $1,299
Fair Market Rents in Comanche 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$548 $562 $741 $1,052 $1,189

Cities In Comanche County

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City Listings Served By
Lawton 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lawton are the Lawton Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Cache 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cache are the Housing Authority of the Town of Cache and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Geronimo 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geronimo is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Elgin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Sterling 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sterling are the Housing Authority of the Town of Sterling and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Fletcher 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fletcher is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Indiahoma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Indiahoma are the Indiahoma Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Chattanooga 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chattanooga is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Faxon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Faxon is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Medicine Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medicine Park is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.