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Affordable Housing In Pocola
Le Flore County, Oklahoma

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pocola

Garden Walk of Poc - Ark

207 Howard St
Pocola, Oklahoma
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Pocola Place West Wood Place

Rowe St
Pocola, Oklahoma
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Pocola

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pocola, Oklahoma

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Pocola, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Pocola, Oklahoma

Pocola features 36 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 Pocola, Oklahoma

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pocola.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pocola, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pocola landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Pocola.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pocola, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $617 and $755.

2020 Pocola, 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 $541 $545 $686 $894 $994
Payment Standard Range $487 to $595 $491 to $600 $617 to $755 $805 to $983 $895 to $1,093

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pocola, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $37,944 ±$3,884
Median Rent $625 ±$145
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.95% ± 13.74pp
Total Population 4,026

Population and Household Demographics

Pocola is a city in Le Flore County, Oklahoma with a population of 4,026. There are 1,550 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 20.58% of households in Pocola are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pocola

The median gross income for households in Pocola is $37,944 a year, or $3,162 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pocola, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Pocola.

Area Median Income In Pocola

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 Pocola, the AMI is calculated from all households within Le Flore County.

In Pocola, 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 Pocola

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 Pocola

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