Affordable Housing In Shawnee
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shawnee

East Ridgewood Apartments

28 E Ridgewood St
Shawnee, OK
$560
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Shawnee Affordable Housing

838 N Kickapoo
Shawnee, OK
$665
3 BR
HCV Welcome

Shawnee Park

14201 Transportation Parkway
Shawnee, OK
Income Based
2-3 BR
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Margaret Manor

2805 N Union
Shawnee, OK
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

South Central Industries

314 W 9th St
Shawnee, OK
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Angels Acres

205 N Park St
Shawnee, OK
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Legacy Park Apartments ( Shawnee )

1701 Airport Dr
Shawnee, OK
HCV Welcome

Linden Apartments II

319 S Kennedy Ave
Shawnee, OK
HCV Welcome

Shawnee Lofts

101 E Main St & South of the SWC of 9th St & Philadelphia Ave
Shawnee, OK
HCV Welcome

Chapel Ridge of Shawnee ( Shawnee Mission Commons )

Corner of 45th & Union St
Shawnee, OK
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Shawnee

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Shawnee Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shawnee, Oklahoma

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,292 affordable apartments for rent in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Shawnee features 504 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 782 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shawnee.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shawnee, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,292
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 504
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $38,136 ±$1,833
Median Rent $648 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.42% ± 3.37pp
Total Population 30,866

Population and Household Demographics

Shawnee is a City in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma with a population of 30,866. There are 11,859 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 43.67% of households in Shawnee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shawnee

The median gross income for households in Shawnee is $38,136 a year, or $3,178 a month. The median rent for the city is $648 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shawnee, a household making less than $2,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Shawnee.1

Area Median Income In Shawnee

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 Shawnee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pottawatomie County.

In Shawnee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,000

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 Shawnee

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 Shawnee HUD Rental Assistance in Shawnee

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Shawnee

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

From 1992 to 2012, 8 low income apartment communities containing 539 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Shawnee 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 Shawnee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,500 $30,800 $33,100 $35,350 $37,650
60% of Median $23,940 $27,360 $30,780 $34,200 $36,960 $39,720 $42,420 $45,180

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 Shawnee is $30,780 a year, or $2,565 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,565 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $770 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% $499 $534 $641 $741 $828 $913
60% $599 $641 $770 $890 $993 $1,095
Fair Market Rents in Shawnee

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
$539 $560 $714 $950 $1,022