Affordable Housing In Tahlequah
Cherokee County, Oklahoma

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tahlequah

Wisdom Keepers

1286 W 4th St
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Ozark Ridge

SW Corner of Fox And Cambell
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Ozark Ridge Phase II

1331 W Ozark
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Stonebrook Park of Tahlequah

1345 W Fox St
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Wood Terrace Apartments

100 W 4th St
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Housing Authorities that serve Tahlequah

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,178 affordable apartments for rent in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Tahlequah features 344 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 Tahlequah, Oklahoma

There are 834 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tahlequah.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tahlequah landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Tahlequah.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tahlequah, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $655 and $801.

2021 Tahlequah, 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
Tahlequah, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $583 $586 $728 $940 $1,060
Tahlequah, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $525 to $641 $527 to $645 $655 to $801 $846 to $1,034 $954 to $1,166

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tahlequah, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,178
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 344
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $30,804 ±$3,656
Median Rent $585 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.76% ± 6.11pp
Total Population 16,354

Population and Household Demographics

Tahlequah is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma with a population of 16,354. There are 5,536 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 54.71% of households in Tahlequah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tahlequah

The median gross income for households in Tahlequah is $30,804 a year, or $2,567 a month. The median rent for the city is $585 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tahlequah, a household making less than $1,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Tahlequah.

Area Median Income In Tahlequah

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 Tahlequah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Tahlequah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600

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 Tahlequah

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 Tahlequah

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tahlequah AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tahlequah AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tahlequah AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650