Housing & Community Development
1405 SW 11th St
Lawton, OK 73501
580-581-3347

 

 

 


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The goals of the City's affordable housing projects are to develop, preserve and expand affordable housing in the community to assist very-low- and low-income families to obtain decent, safe, affordable and sanitary housing.

Affordable housing activities include owner-occupied housing rehabilitation assistance, rental rehabilitation assistance and purchase assistance to first-time home buyers.

 

CONTRACTORS

Housing Rehabilitation Contractor Application
Housing Rehabilitation Contractor Guidance

 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet HUD's low-income eligibility criteria and certain activity specific requirements. Families receiving rehabilitation, and first-time homebuyer purchase assistance must also agree to adhere to certain residency and affordability requirements.


Annual Household Income:
The definition of annual household income is the gross amount of income of all adult household members that is anticipated to be received during the coming 12-month period.


Very-Low-Income Household:
The definition of a very-low-income household means a household having an income equal to or less than the Section 8 very low-income limit, which is defined as 30% or less of the median family income adjusted for family size as established by HUD.


Low-Income Household:
  The definition of a low-income household means a household having a income equal to or less than the Section 8 low-income limit, which is defined as 50% or less of the median family income adjusted for family size as established by HUD.

 

HOME PROJECTS
Some of the HOME Projects funded include:

LFS Habitat for Humanity Down-payment Assistance

Great Plains Improvement Foundation CHDO

 

HOUSING COUNSELING AGENCIES
Great Plains Improvement Foundation - (580)248-2364

 

HOUSING COMPLAINTS/FHEO
Oklahoma FHEO Office - (580)553-7435 or
http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm
National Toll-Free Complaint Line - (800)669-9777

 

FAIR HOUSING ACT
Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

      1. Race or color

      2. National Orgin

      3. Religion

      4. Sex

      5. Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18)

      6. Handicap (Disability)

       

What Housing is Covered?
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

For more information contact: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developement

 

HOME REMODELING & LEAD SAFETY

For more information contact:
National Lead Information Center at (800) LEAD-FYI for pamphlets such as "Lead Poisoning and Your Children" and "Reducing Lead Hazards When Remodeling Your Home" and other important lead hazard information.

 

 

Call the Department of Environmental Quality at (405) 702-4100 for further assistance or to obtain a list of Certified Lead-Based Paint Inspectors and Risk Assessors.

 

 

 

FFY 2010 HUD INCOME GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE MAY 17, 2010

HUD Income Guidelines

Lawton, OK

80% of Median

50% of Median

30% of Median

Median Area Income $51,600

CDBG Moderate Income

CDBG Low-Income

CDBG Very-Low Income

Household Size

HOME Low-Income

HOME Very-Low Income

HOME Extremely-Low Income

1 Person

$28,950

$18,100

$10,850

2 Person

33,050

20,650

12,400

3 Person

37,200

23,250

13,950

4 Person

41,300

25,850

15,500

5 Person

44,650

27,900

16,750

6 Person

47,950

29,950

18,000

7 Person

51,250

32,000

19,250

8 Person

54,550

34,100

20,500