Affordable Housing In Pittsburg County
Oklahoma

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pittsburg County

Aldridge Heights Senior Apartments

200 E. Carl Albert Pkwy
Mcalester, OK
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Sue Littlejohn House

18 W Washington Ave
Mcalester, OK
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Champ Hodgens Estates

13th St
Hartshorne, OK
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mcalester Plaza

15 E Washington St
Mcalester, OK
Subsidized

Park Place Apartments

518 W Park Ave
Mcalester, OK
Subsidized

Westside Apartments

910 E Choctaw Ave
Mcalester, OK
HCV Welcome

Legends at Hickory Ridge - Phase II

535 Legends Ln
Mcalester, OK
HCV Welcome

West Street Aptrs Aka Westridge

812 W Choctaw Ave
Mcalester, OK
HCV Welcome

Quinton Village Apartments

700 Blk & L St
Quinton, OK
Subsidized

Legends at Hickory Ridge

N of Electric Ave Between
Mcalester, OK
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Pittsburg County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Pittsburg County

Housing Authority Programs
McAlester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Haileyville Housing Authority Public Housing
Hartshorne Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Krebs Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 979 affordable apartments for rent in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. Pittsburg County features 635 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 344 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pittsburg County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pittsburg County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 979
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 635
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $42,576 ±$1,748
Median Rent $670 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.92% ± 3.61pp
Total Population 44,961

Population and Household Demographics

Pittsburg County is a County in Oklahoma with a population of 44,961. There are 18,087 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 27.58% of households in Pittsburg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pittsburg County

The median gross income for households in Pittsburg County is $42,576 a year, or $3,548 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pittsburg County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Pittsburg County.1

Area Median Income In Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,700

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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County HUD Rental Assistance in Pittsburg 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 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
80% of Median $32,350 $36,950 $41,550 $46,150 $49,850 $53,550 $57,250 $60,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pittsburg County

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

From 1997 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 418 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,200 $23,100 $26,000 $28,850 $31,200 $33,500 $35,800 $38,100
60% of Median $24,240 $27,720 $31,200 $34,620 $37,440 $40,200 $42,960 $45,720

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 Pittsburg County is $31,200 a year, or $2,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $780 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% $505 $541 $650 $751 $838 $924
60% $606 $650 $780 $901 $1,005 $1,109
Fair Market Rents in Pittsburg 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$484 $564 $743 $926 $1,219

Cities In Pittsburg County

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City Listings Served By
Mcalester 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mcalester are the McAlester Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Hartshorne 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartshorne are the Hartshorne Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Quinton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quinton is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Haileyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Haileyville are the Haileyville Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Alderson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alderson is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Arpelar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arpelar is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Ashland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Canadian 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canadian is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Crowder 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crowder is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Indianola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indianola is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Kiowa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kiowa is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Krebs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Krebs is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Longtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longtown is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Pittsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pittsburg is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Savanna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Savanna is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.