Affordable Housing In Tulsa
Osage County, Oklahoma

Waiting List Openings In Tulsa

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

75 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tulsa

Newton Plaza

1302 N Nogales Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Gable Hills Apartments

7708 W Parkway Blvd
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Scattered Sites

1844 N Quaker Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Stoneridge Apartments

2505 E 88th St
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Patrick Henry Apartments

4906 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Homeownership
Housing Authority of Osage County Public Housing
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

There are 75 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,807 affordable apartments for rent in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa features 6,282 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma

There are 2,451 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tulsa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tulsa, Oklahoma

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tulsa landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Tulsa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $833 and $1,018.

2022 Tulsa, 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
Tulsa, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $646 $724 $925 $1,219 $1,428
Tulsa, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $581 to $711 $652 to $796 $833 to $1,018 $1,097 to $1,341 $1,285 to $1,571

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tulsa, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 75
Total Low Income Apartments 8,807
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 6,282
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $42,284 ±$485
Median Rent $743 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.19% ± 1.04pp
Total Population 398,082

Population and Household Demographics

Tulsa is a city in Osage County, Oklahoma with a population of 398,082. There are 164,471 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 47.9% of households in Tulsa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tulsa

The median gross income for households in Tulsa is $42,284 a year, or $3,524 a month. The median rent for the city is $743 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tulsa, a household making less than $2,477 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Tulsa.

Area Median Income In Tulsa

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 Tulsa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Osage County.

In Tulsa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,200

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 Tulsa

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 Tulsa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tulsa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tulsa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $36,000 $38,900 $41,800 $44,650 $47,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tulsa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,350 $46,100 $51,850 $57,600 $62,250 $66,850 $71,450 $76,050