Affordable Housing In Le Flore County
Oklahoma

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Le Flore County

Savannah Park of Talihina

306 4th St
Talihina, OK
Subsidized

Woodridge East Apartments One

115 N Guthrie St
Spiro, OK
Subsidized

El Conquistador Apartments

101 Michelle Dr
Poteau, OK
HCV Welcome

North Pointe Apartments

210 Lacey Ln
Poteau, OK
HCV Welcome

Woodridge East Apartments Phase II

113 N Fresno St
Spiro, OK
HCV Welcome

Hamilton Homes

201 E Avenue I
Heavener, OK

One Morton Place

100 4th St
Talihina, OK
HCV Welcome

Garden Walk Leflore

1003 Tarby Rd
Poteau, OK
HCV Welcome

Rental

700 Senior Dr
Wister, OK

There are 20 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 660 affordable apartments for rent in Le Flore County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 205 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Le Flore County, HUD housing programs support 60 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 455 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Le Flore County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Le Flore County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Heavener Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Wister Public Housing
Housing Authority of the Town of Talihina Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Le Flore County, Oklahoma

Le Flore County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 660
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Total Population 49,899
Housing Units 18,164
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $36,490 ±$1,002
Median Rent $570 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.12% ± 3.77pp

Population and Household Demographics

Le Flore County is a County in Oklahoma with a population of 49,899. There are 18,164 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 26.66% of households in Le Flore County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Le Flore County

The median gross income for households in Le Flore County is $36,490 a year, or $3,041 a month. The median rent for the county is $570 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Le Flore County, a household making less than $1,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Le Flore County.1

Area Median Income In Le Flore 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 Le Flore County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,200

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 Le Flore 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 Le Flore County HUD Rental Assistance in Le Flore County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,100 $35,350 $37,650
50% of Median $19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,500 $30,800 $33,100 $35,350 $37,650
80% of Median $31,950 $36,500 $41,050 $45,600 $49,250 $52,900 $56,550 $60,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Le Flore County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2004, 4 low income apartment communities containing 358 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Le Flore County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Le Flore County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,500 $30,800 $33,100 $35,350 $37,650
60% of Median $23,940 $27,360 $30,780 $34,200 $36,960 $39,720 $42,420 $45,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Le Flore County is $30,780 a year, or $2,565 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,565 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $770 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $499 $534 $641 $741 $828 $913
60% $599 $641 $770 $890 $993 $1,095
Fair Market Rents in Le Flore County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$549 $552 $700 $917 $1,001

Cities In Le Flore County

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City Listings Served By
Poteau 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poteau is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Arkoma 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arkoma is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Talihina 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Talihina are the Housing Authority of the Town of Talihina and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Spiro 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spiro is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Heavener 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Heavener are the Housing Authority of the City of Heavener and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Pocola 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pocola is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Bokoshe 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bokoshe is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Cameron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cameron is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Cowlington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cowlington is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Fort Coffee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Coffee is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Howe 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howe is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Le Flore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Le Flore is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Panama 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Panama is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Rock Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rock Island is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Shady Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shady Point is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Whitesboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitesboro is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Wister 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wister is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.