Affordable Housing In Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City city limits extend into  Cleveland CountyCanadian County,  and  Pottawatomie County.

86 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oklahoma City

Hillcrest Green Apartments

3317 SW 74th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Subsidized

Southwoods

3308 SW 44th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

London Square Village

7533 NW 6th St.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Meadow Cliff Apartments I & II

7507 S Ross Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

North Village Apartments

10735 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$599-760
1-3 BR

Brooke Village Senior Apartments

1401 SW 89th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
2 BR
62+

Council Trails

9601 North Council Road
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Woodcrest Apartments

4901 East Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

The Reserve at West 10th

6640 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible
Subsidized

John H Johnson Care Suites

1213 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

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

Housing Authority Programs
Oklahoma City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

There are 86 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,828 affordable apartments for rent in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City features 4,657 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 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

There are 3,948 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oklahoma City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $834 and $1,020.

2022 Oklahoma City, 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
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $716 $746 $927 $1,239 $1,455
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $644 to $788 $671 to $821 $834 to $1,020 $1,115 to $1,363 $1,310 to $1,601

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oklahoma City, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 86
Total Low Income Apartments 8,828
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,657
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $47,779 ±$760
Median Rent $778 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.86% ± 1.35pp
Total Population 610,672

Population and Household Demographics

Oklahoma City is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma with a population of 610,672. There are 232,254 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 41.76% of households in Oklahoma City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oklahoma City

The median gross income for households in Oklahoma City is $47,779 a year, or $3,982 a month. The median rent for the city is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oklahoma City, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Oklahoma City.

Area Median Income In Oklahoma City

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 Oklahoma City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oklahoma County.

In Oklahoma City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,300

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 Oklahoma City

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 Oklahoma City

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oklahoma City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,200 $19,650 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oklahoma City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oklahoma City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500