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Affordable Housing In Ponca City
Kay County, Oklahoma

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ponca City

Waverly Estates Apartments

601 N Waverly St
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Community Place Apartments

202 North 4th Street
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
Accessible
62+

Paradise Corner Apartments

3501 N Union St
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Quail Run Apartments

1500 Queens Ave
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

East Terrace Apartments

1501 Bradley Avenue
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Subsidized

Willowcreek Apartments

1501 Princeton Ave
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Accepts Vouchers

Broadway Plaza

201 E Broadway Ave
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Copper Ridge Apartments

1515 W Highland Ave
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Ponca City

Housing Authority Programs
Ponca City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ponca City, Oklahoma

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 540 affordable apartments for rent in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Ponca City features 330 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 Ponca City, Oklahoma

There are 210 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ponca City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ponca City, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ponca City landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ponca City.

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

2020 Ponca 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 $517 $521 $686 $949 $1,033
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $469 to $573 $617 to $755 $854 to $1,044 $930 to $1,136

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ponca City, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 540
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 330
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $41,061 ±$1,850
Median Rent $653 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.79% ± 4.57pp
Total Population 24,846

Population and Household Demographics

Ponca City is a city in Kay County, Oklahoma with a population of 24,846. There are 9,932 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 35.88% of households in Ponca City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ponca City

The median gross income for households in Ponca City is $41,061 a year, or $3,422 a month. The median rent for the city is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ponca City, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Ponca City.

Area Median Income In Ponca 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 Ponca City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kay County.

In Ponca City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,400

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 Ponca 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 Ponca City

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