Affordable Housing In Lawton
Comanche County, Oklahoma

Waiting List Openings In Lawton

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15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawton

Lawton Pointe Apartments

2237 NW Hoover Ave
Lawton, Oklahoma
$389-499
2-3 BR

Garretts Landing ( Aka the Gardens at Lawton )

1321 SW 27th St
Lawton, Oklahoma
$549-730
1-3 BR

Stratford Square

4309 SE Camelot Dr
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Apple Run Apartments

2301 NW Williams Ave
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Cambridge Estates

4315 SE Camelot Dr
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Deer Park Apartments

2403 NW 23rd St
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Sanders Heights Apartments

2403 SW Jesse Davenport
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Villanova Apartments

305 NW 4th St
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Goodwill Village

1505 SW 11th St
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Old Towne Square

911 SW Ave E
Lawton, Oklahoma
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lawton, 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 Lawton, Oklahoma

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lawton, Oklahoma

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,005 affordable apartments for rent in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Lawton, Oklahoma

Lawton features 781 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 Lawton, Oklahoma

There are 224 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawton, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lawton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lawton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lawton, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $694 and $848.

2022 Lawton, 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
Lawton, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $590 $594 $771 $1,095 $1,320
Lawton, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $535 to $653 $694 to $848 $986 to $1,205 $1,188 to $1,452

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lawton, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,005
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 781
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $42,493 ±$1,796
Median Rent $787 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.5% ± 3.05pp
Total Population 97,589

Population and Household Demographics

Lawton is a city in Comanche County, Oklahoma with a population of 97,589. There are 33,255 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 52.11% of households in Lawton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lawton

The median gross income for households in Lawton is $42,493 a year, or $3,541 a month. The median rent for the city is $787 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lawton, a household making less than $2,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Lawton.

Area Median Income In Lawton

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 Lawton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Comanche County.

In Lawton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Lawton

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 Lawton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lawton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,800 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lawton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lawton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,500 $56,700 $60,900 $65,100 $69,300