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Affordable Housing In Heavener
Le Flore County, Oklahoma

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Heavener

Baysul Balentine Estates

701 W Avenue E
Heavener, Oklahoma
Elderly Supportive Housing

Highland Park Heavener

West Ave E And West Ave F
Heavener, Oklahoma
Accepts Vouchers

Hamilton Homes

201 E Avenue I
Heavener, Oklahoma
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Housing Authorities that serve Heavener

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Heavener Public Housing
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Heavener, Oklahoma

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 68 affordable apartments for rent in Heavener, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Heavener, Oklahoma

Heavener features 38 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 Heavener, Oklahoma

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Heavener.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Heavener, Oklahoma

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

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

2020 Heavener, 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 $545 $686 $894 $994
Payment Standard Range $487 to $595 $491 to $600 $617 to $755 $805 to $983 $895 to $1,093

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Heavener, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 68
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 38
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Average Household Size 2.95
Median Household Income $28,661 ±$2,482
Median Rent $533 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.95% ± 10.25pp
Total Population 3,394

Population and Household Demographics

Heavener is a city in Le Flore County, Oklahoma with a population of 3,394. There are 1,128 households in the city with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 42.2% of households in Heavener are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Heavener

The median gross income for households in Heavener is $28,661 a year, or $2,388 a month. The median rent for the city is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Heavener, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Heavener.

Area Median Income In Heavener

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 Heavener, the AMI is calculated from all households within Le Flore County.

In Heavener, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,100

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 Heavener

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 Heavener

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