Affordable Housing In Watonga
Blaine County, Oklahoma

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Watonga

Grand Prairie Apartments

500 S Leach Ave
Watonga, Oklahoma
Income Based
2-3 BR

Eastview Family Housing

700 E 4th St
Watonga, Oklahoma

Eastview Family Housing Lp

410 N Spiece Ave
Watonga, Oklahoma


114 N Workman Ave
Watonga, Oklahoma
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Watonga, 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 Watonga, Oklahoma

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Watonga, Oklahoma

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 134 affordable apartments for rent in Watonga, Oklahoma.

Income Based Apartments in Watonga, Oklahoma

Watonga features 86 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 Watonga, Oklahoma

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Watonga.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Watonga, Oklahoma

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 $666 and $814.

2022 Watonga, 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
Watonga, Oklahoma Fair Market Rent $562 $566 $740 $987 $1,267
Watonga, Oklahoma Payment Standard Range $506 to $618 $509 to $623 $666 to $814 $888 to $1,086 $1,140 to $1,394

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Watonga, OK Affordable Housing Snapshot

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
Total Population 4,110

Population and Household Demographics

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.

Income and Rent Overburden in Watonga

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.

Area Median Income 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 in Watonga

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 Watonga

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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.
$13,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,150 $42,750
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.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Watonga AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350