Affordable Housing In Stephens County
Oklahoma

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stephens County

Elm Terrace Apartments

206 E Elm Ave
Duncan, OK
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Legacy Senior Apartments Duncan

1745 W. Legacy Drive
Duncan, OK
$600-802
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Park Lane Apartments

120 W Ballpark Rd
Marlow, OK
Subsidized

The Gardens at Duncan

419 S 27th St
Duncan, OK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Duncan Plaza

2021 N Highway 81
Duncan, OK
Subsidized

Comanche Village

100 Seminole Dr
Comanche, OK
Subsidized

Pleasant View Apartments

1214 N Highway 81
Duncan, OK
HCV Welcome

Duncan Village Apartments

1820 W Plato Rd
Duncan, OK
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Stephens County

Housing Authority Programs
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Stephens County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Comanche Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stephens County, Oklahoma

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 457 affordable apartments for rent in Stephens County, Oklahoma. Stephens County features 291 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 166 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stephens County.

Stephens County, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 457
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 291
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
Total Population 44,806

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.1

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 $60,300

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 Stephens County HUD Rental Assistance in Stephens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,400 $39,800
50% of Median $21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% of Median $33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Stephens County

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

From 1992 to 2003, 4 low income apartment communities containing 275 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Stephens County 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 Stephens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
60% of Median $25,380 $28,980 $32,580 $36,180 $39,120 $42,000 $44,880 $47,760

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 Stephens County is $32,580 a year, or $2,715 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,715 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $815 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% $529 $566 $679 $784 $875 $965
60% $635 $680 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,158
Fair Market Rents in Stephens County

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
$465 $539 $686 $905 $974

Cities In Stephens County

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City Listings Served By
Duncan 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duncan is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Marlow 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marlow is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Comanche 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Comanche are the Housing Authority of the City of Comanche and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Velma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Velma is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Bray 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bray is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Central High 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central High is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Empire City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Empire City is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Loco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loco is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.
Meridian 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meridian is the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency.