Affordable Housing In Kay County
Oklahoma

Waiting List Openings In Kay County

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kay County

Waverly Estates Apartments

601 N Waverly St
Ponca City, Oklahoma
62+

Jefferson Park Apartments

1012 S 10th St
Blackwell, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Community Place Apartments

202 North 4th Street
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Paradise Corner Apartments

3501 N Union St
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Quail Run Apartments

1500 Queens Ave
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

East Terrace Apartments

1501 Bradley Avenue
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Larkin Hotel Apartments

201 North Main Street
Blackwell, Oklahoma
55+

Willowcreek Apartments

1501 Princeton Ave
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Lakewood Apartments, Lp

501 Hickory
Kaw City, Oklahoma

Lakewood Apartments

201 Hickory Dr
Kaw City, Oklahoma

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kay County, Oklahoma

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kay County, Oklahoma

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kay County, Oklahoma

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 749 affordable apartments for rent in Kay County, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma

Kay County features 491 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 Kay County, Oklahoma

There are 258 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kay County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kay County, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kay County landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kay County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kay County, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2022 Kay County, 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
Kay County, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $559 $562 $740 $961 $1,044
Kay County, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $503 to $615 $506 to $618 $666 to $814 $865 to $1,057 $940 to $1,148

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kay County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 749
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 491
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $42,134 ±$1,434
Median Rent $620 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.34% ± 3.19pp
Total Population 45,587

Population and Household Demographics

Kay County is a county in Oklahoma with a population of 45,587. There are 18,115 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 31.06% of households in Kay County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kay County

The median gross income for households in Kay County is $42,134 a year, or $3,511 a month. The median rent for the county is $620 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kay County, a household making less than $2,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Kay County.

Area Median Income In Kay 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 Kay County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300

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 Kay 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Kay County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kay County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kay County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kay County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650

Cities In Kay County

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City Served By
Blackwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blackwell is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Braman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braman is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Kaw City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kaw City is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Kildare The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kildare is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Nardin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nardin is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Newkirk The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newkirk are the Housing Authority of the City of Newkirk and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Ponca City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ponca City are the Ponca City Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Tonkawa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tonkawa is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.