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 after tax income of the adult household members that is anticipated to be received during the coming 12-month period.  Anyone enrolled as a full-time student, with passing grades, need only count $480 per year regardless of income levels.


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 2014 HUD INCOME GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE DEC 19, 2013

HUD Income Guidelines

Lawton, OK

80% of Median

50% of Median

30% of Median

Median Area Income $53,800

CDBG Moderate Income

CDBG Low-Income

CDBG Very-Low Income

 

HOME Low-Income

HOME Very-Low Income

HOME Extremely-Low Income

  Eligible for FTHB & Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Only Eligible for all assistance: FTHB, Homeowner Rehabilitation, ER, & EHIP Eligible for all assistance: FTHB, Homeowner Rehabilitation, ER, & EHIP
Household Size
Amount Amount Amount

1 Person

$30,150

$18,850

$11,350

2 Person

34,450

21,550

12,950

3 Person

38,750

24,550

14,550

4 Person

43,050

26,900

16,150

5 Person

46,500

29,100

17,450

6 Person

49,950

31,250

18,750

7 Person

53,400

33,400

20,050

8 Person

56,850

35,550

21.350