Affordable Housing In Empire City
Housing Authorities that serve Empire City
|Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Empire City, Oklahoma
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Empire City, Oklahoma.
Income Based Apartments in Empire City, Oklahoma
Empire City features 0 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 Empire City, Oklahoma
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Empire City.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Empire City, Oklahoma
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Empire City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Empire City.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Empire City, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $655 and $801.
2021 Empire City, Oklahoma 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|
|Empire City, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent||$561||$577||$728||$984||$1,076|
|Empire City, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range||$505 to $617||$519 to $635||$655 to $801||$886 to $1,082||$968 to $1,184|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Empire City, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||0|
|Total Low Income Apartments||0|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||8.79%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.93|
|Average Household Size||2.64|
|Median Household Income||$59,583 ±$13,744|
|Median Rent||$745 ±$312|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||59.26% ± 49.84pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Empire City is a city in Stephens County, Oklahoma with a population of 810. There are 307 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 8.79% of households in Empire City are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Empire City
The median gross income for households in Empire City is $59,583 a year, or $4,965 a month. The median rent for the city is $745 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Empire City, a household making less than $2,483 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Empire City.
Area Median Income In Empire City
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 Empire City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Stephens County.
In Empire City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,300
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 Empire City
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 Empire City
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Empire City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Empire City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Empire City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.