Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Shawnee, OK

Discover affordable housing in Shawnee where there are 17+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

East Ridgewood Apartments

28 E Ridgewood St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Margaret Manor

2805 N Union, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

Angels Acres

205 N Park St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

South Central Industries

314 W 9th St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Shawnee Affordable Housing

838 N Kickapoo, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Legacy Park Apartments ( Shawnee )

1701 Airport Dr, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

Linden Apartments II

319 S Kennedy Ave, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Ashford Place Apartments

3105 Acme Rd, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

Shawnee Park

14201 Transportation Parkway, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

Lindens of Shawnee

315 S Kennedy Ave, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Kickapoo Run Homes

20 E 9th St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

The Aldridge - Shawnee

14 E 9th St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Legacy Park - Deco

PO Box 3427, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802

Chapel Ridge of Shawnee ( Shawnee Mission Commons )

Corner of 45th and Union St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

Boomer Creek Apartments - Charmed

PO Box 3398, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802

Shawnee Towers

1130 E Independence St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804


1002 W 7th St, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Shawnee, Oklahoma
$10.06 (+139%) more than Oklahoma minimum wage and $10.06 (+139%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Shawnee, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Go to the Oklahoma Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Shawnee.

How many renters live in Shawnee, Oklahoma?

The City of Shawnee has 31,391 people living in 11,900 households.

There are 12,751 renters living in 5,207 renter households in this City. Renters make up 40.62 percent of the population living in Shawnee.

What is the rental market like in Shawnee, Oklahoma?

There are an estimated 13,723 housing units in the Shawnee area. Of these, 5,425 units are rental homes, making up 40 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Shawnee, Oklahoma, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Shawnee?

The rental vacancy rate in Shawnee is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Shawnee for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Shawnee
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
56 854 2,045 1,881 311
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Shawnee

A large number of apartments in Shawnee have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Shawnee are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 38 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 18 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Shawnee

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $620 to $1,371. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $620
One BR $704
Two BR $914
Three BR $1,206
Four BR $1,371
2024 Fair Market Rents in Shawnee, Oklahoma

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Shawnee?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 16 29 percent
One BR 618 72 percent
Two BR 1,259 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Shawnee, Oklahoma

How many affordable rental units are in Shawnee?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Shawnee, Oklahoma including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 581
Public Housing 442
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 29
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 19
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 26
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Shawnee features 504 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 Shawnee, Oklahoma

There are 643 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shawnee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shawnee, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shawnee landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Shawnee.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shawnee, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $823 and $1,005.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.