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Affordable Housing In Teresita
Cherokee County, Oklahoma

Housing Authorities that serve Teresita

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Teresita, Oklahoma

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Teresita, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Teresita, Oklahoma

Teresita features 0 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 Teresita, Oklahoma

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Teresita.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Teresita, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Teresita landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Teresita.

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

2021 Teresita, 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
Teresita, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $583 $586 $728 $940 $1,060
Teresita, 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.

Teresita, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $39,375 ±$9,477
Median Rent $681 ±$85
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.67% ± 110.43pp
Total Population 147

Population and Household Demographics

Teresita is a city in Cherokee County, Oklahoma with a population of 147. There are 49 households in the city with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 30.61% of households in Teresita are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Teresita

The median gross income for households in Teresita is $39,375 a year, or $3,281 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Teresita, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Teresita.

Area Median Income In Teresita

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

In Teresita, 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 Teresita

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 Teresita

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Teresita 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 Teresita 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 Teresita 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