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Affordable Housing In Foster
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Housing Authorities that serve Foster

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Foster, Oklahoma

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Foster, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Foster, Oklahoma

Foster 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 Foster, Oklahoma

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Foster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Foster, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Foster landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Foster.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Foster, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $617 and $755.

2020 Foster, 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
Fair Market Rent $541 $544 $686 $963 $1,154
Payment Standard Range $487 to $595 $490 to $598 $617 to $755 $867 to $1,059 $1,039 to $1,269

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Foster, 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 15.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $53,333 ±$16,198
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.57% ± 187.39pp
Total Population 117

Population and Household Demographics

Foster is a city in Garvin County, Oklahoma with a population of 117. There are 44 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 15.91% of households in Foster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Foster

The median gross income for households in Foster is $53,333 a year, or $4,444 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Foster, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Foster.

Area Median Income In Foster

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 Foster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Garvin County.

In Foster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,000

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 Foster

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 Foster

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
50% of Median $20,050 $22,900 $25,750 $28,600 $30,900 $33,200 $35,500 $37,800
80% of Median $32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400