Affordable Housing In Shawnee
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shawnee

Kickapoo Run Homes

20 E 9th St
Shawnee, Oklahoma

The Aldridge - Shawnee

14 E 9th St
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Legacy Park - Deco

PO Box 3427
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Lindens of Shawnee

315 S Kennedy Ave
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Ashford Place Apartments

3105 Acme Rd
Shawnee, Oklahoma


1002 W 7th St
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Shawnee Towers

1130 E Independence St
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Shawnee, Oklahoma

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shawnee, Oklahoma

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,264 affordable apartments for rent in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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 754 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 $688 and $840.

2022 Shawnee, 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
Shawnee, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $508 $587 $764 $997 $1,078
Shawnee, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $457 to $559 $528 to $646 $688 to $840 $897 to $1,097 $970 to $1,186

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Shawnee, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,264
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.

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 $74,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Shawnee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shawnee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shawnee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shawnee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700