Affordable Housing In Seminole County
Waiting List Openings In Seminole County
13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seminole County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Seminole County, Oklahoma
Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Seminole County, Oklahoma
|Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Seminole County, Oklahoma
There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 562 affordable apartments for rent in Seminole County, Oklahoma.
Income Based Apartments in Seminole County, Oklahoma
Seminole County features 328 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 Seminole County, Oklahoma
There are 234 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seminole County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Seminole County, Oklahoma
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seminole County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Seminole County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seminole County, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.
2022 Seminole County, 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|
|Seminole County, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent||$497||$565||$740||$935||$1,136|
|Seminole County, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range||$447 to $547||$509 to $622||$666 to $814||$842 to $1,029||$1,022 to $1,250|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Seminole County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||13|
|Total Low Income Apartments||562|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||328|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||27.5%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.70|
|Average Household Size||2.70|
|Median Household Income||$36,068 ±$1,482|
|Median Rent||$551 ±$21|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||33.27% ± 3.7pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Seminole County is a county in Oklahoma with a population of 25,481. There are 9,202 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 27.5% of households in Seminole County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Seminole County
The median gross income for households in Seminole County is $36,068 a year, or $3,006 a month. The median rent for the county is $551 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seminole County, a household making less than $1,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Seminole County.
Area Median Income In Seminole 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 Seminole County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,600
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 Seminole 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Seminole County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Seminole County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Seminole County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Seminole County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Seminole County
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|Bowlegs||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowlegs is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Cromwell||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cromwell is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Konawa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Konawa are the Housing Authority of the City of Konawa and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Lima||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lima is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Sasakwa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sasakwa is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Seminole||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seminole are the Seminole Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Wewoka||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wewoka are the Wewoka Housing Authority and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|