Affordable Housing In Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

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

81 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oklahoma City

Andrews Square

2101 S Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
1 BR

Jeltz Senior Center

1316 NE 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
1 BR

Candle Lake Senior Center

3540 NW 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
1 BR


2325 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
1 BR

Park Place Apartments

215 NE 28th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Will Rogers Courts

1609 S Rotary Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Sooner Haven

1444 NE 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Rockwell Villa Apartments

905 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Income Based
1-3 BR

The Towers Apartments

135 NW 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

The Reserve at West 10th

6640 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Oklahoma City

Housing Authority Programs
Oklahoma City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

There are 81 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,394 affordable apartments for rent in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City features 4,061 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 4,273 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 $815 and $997.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $684 $724 $906 $1,231 $1,506
Payment Standard Range $616 to $752 $652 to $796 $815 to $997 $1,108 to $1,354 $1,355 to $1,657

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oklahoma City, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 81
Total Low Income Apartments 8,394
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,061
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.1

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 $73,800

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 Oklahoma City HUD Rental Assistance in Oklahoma City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
80% of Median $41,350 $47,250 $53,150 $59,050 $63,800 $68,500 $73,250 $77,950