Affordable Housing programs support 86 income based apartments in Watonga where households pay rent based on how much they earn.
There are 48 affordable apartments in Watonga that offer reduced rents to low-income households.
There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Watonga.
Go to the Oklahoma Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Watonga.
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.
|Watonga Housing Authority||Public Housing|
|Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Watonga features 86 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Watonga.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Watonga landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Watonga.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Watonga, Oklahoma for a two-bedroom apartment is between $717 and $877.
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|
|Watonga, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent||$619||$630||$797||$1,009||$1,358|
|Watonga, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range||$557 to $681||$567 to $693||$717 to $877||$908 to $1,110||$1,222 to $1,494|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||4|
|Total Low Income Apartments||134|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||86|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||34.01%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.20|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Median Household Income||$38,152 ±$7,030|
|Median Rent||$498 ±$113|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45.9% ± 19.68pp|
Watonga is a city in Blaine County, Oklahoma with a population of 4,110. There are 1,076 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 34.01% of households in Watonga are renters.
The median gross income for households in Watonga is $38,152 a year, or $3,179 a month. The median rent for the city is $498 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Watonga, a household making less than $1,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Watonga.
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 Watonga, the AMI is calculated from all households within Blaine County.
In Watonga, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Watonga AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Watonga AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Watonga AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.