Affordable Housing In Oklahoma County
Oklahoma

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oklahoma County

Reserve at Spencer

8400 NE 36th St.
Spencer, OK
$757-1,050
2-3 BR

North Village Apartments

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

College View 236 Apartments

1124 Kennedy Ave
Edmond, OK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Roscoe Dunjee Senior Living Center I & II

3711 Elpizo Cir
Spencer, OK
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Capitol Square Villas

NE 26th & Kelley Avenue
Edmond, OK
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Garden Walk of Jones

13302 E Britton Rd
Jones, OK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Reserve at West 10th

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

Autumn Creek Villas

9201 NE 16th St
Midwest City, OK
Call For Rent
2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Bent Oak Village

2900 N Choctaw Rd
Choctaw, OK
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Villas of Edmond

1100 South Kelly Avenue
Edmond, OK
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

There are 40 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,487 affordable apartments for rent in Oklahoma County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,144 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Oklahoma County, HUD housing programs support 448 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 2,289 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Oklahoma County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Oklahoma County

Housing Authority Programs
Oklahoma City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Housing Authority of the City of Del City Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Oklahoma County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 3,487
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Total Population 754,480
Housing Units 291,390
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $47,437 ±$488
Median Rent $780 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.93% ± 1.18pp

Population and Household Demographics

Oklahoma County is a County in Oklahoma with a population of 754,480. There are 291,390 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 41.31% of households in Oklahoma County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oklahoma County

The median gross income for households in Oklahoma County is $47,437 a year, or $3,953 a month. The median rent for the county is $780 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oklahoma County, a household making less than $2,600 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Oklahoma County.1

Area Median Income In Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma County, 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 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 Oklahoma County HUD Rental Assistance in Oklahoma County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Oklahoma County

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

From 1992 to 2009, 11 low income apartment communities containing 1,155 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
60% of Median $31,020 $35,460 $39,900 $44,280 $47,880 $51,420 $54,960 $58,500

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 Oklahoma County is $39,900 a year, or $3,325 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,325 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $998 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% $646 $693 $831 $960 $1,071 $1,182
60% $776 $831 $998 $1,152 $1,286 $1,418
Fair Market Rents in Oklahoma 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
$637 $689 $867 $1,184 $1,463

Cities In Oklahoma County

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City Listings Served By
Edmond 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edmond is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Choctaw 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Choctaw is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Midwest City 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midwest City is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Jones 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jones is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Spencer 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Harrah 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrah is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Del City 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Del City are the Housing Authority of the City of Del City and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Warr Acres 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warr Acres is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Bethany 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethany is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Arcadia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcadia is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Forest Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Park is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Lake Aluma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Aluma is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Luther 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luther is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Nichols Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nichols Hills is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Nicoma Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nicoma Park is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Smith Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smith Village is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
The Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves The Village is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Valley Brook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Brook is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Woodlawn Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodlawn Park is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Oklahoma City 80 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oklahoma City are the Oklahoma City Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.