Affordable Housing In Stephens County
Waiting List Openings In Stephens County
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stephens County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Stephens 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 Stephens County, Oklahoma
|Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Stephens County, Oklahoma
There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 473 affordable apartments for rent in Stephens County, Oklahoma.
Income Based Apartments in Stephens County, Oklahoma
Stephens County features 307 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 Stephens County, Oklahoma
There are 166 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stephens County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Stephens County, Oklahoma
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stephens County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Stephens County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stephens County, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.
2022 Stephens 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|
|Stephens County, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent||$584||$588||$740||$1,013||$1,144|
|Stephens County, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range||$526 to $642||$529 to $647||$666 to $814||$912 to $1,114||$1,030 to $1,258|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Stephens County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||9|
|Total Low Income Apartments||473|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||307|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||29.67%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.55|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Median Household Income||$43,781 ±$2,067|
|Median Rent||$649 ±$18|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.9% ± 3.63pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Stephens County is a county in Oklahoma with a population of 44,806. There are 17,868 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 29.67% of households in Stephens County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Stephens County
The median gross income for households in Stephens County is $43,781 a year, or $3,648 a month. The median rent for the county is $649 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stephens County, a household making less than $2,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Stephens County.
Area Median Income In Stephens 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 Stephens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,300
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 Stephens 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 Stephens 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 Stephens 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 Stephens 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 Stephens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Stephens County
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|Bray||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bray is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Central High||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central High is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Comanche||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Comanche are the Housing Authority of the City of Comanche and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Duncan||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duncan is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Empire City||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Empire City is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Loco||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loco is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Marlow||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marlow is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Meridian||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meridian is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|
|Velma||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Velma is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.|