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Rent assistance in Oklahoma.

Rental assistance programs are available in Oklahoma from charities, non-profits and government programs. The goal is to help low-income families pay for housing costs to avoid homelessness. There is help available for paying back rent, security or moving deposits, certain utility bills or lot rent too. All funds are limited, with a focus on single moms, seniors and the disabled. Find rent payment help near you in OK.

There are both local programs (by city and county below) as well as statewide resources. Each county has organizations and places that offer help paying rent to qualified low-income tenants, and those can often be done fairy quickly – immediately. Or there is security deposit help, free tenant lawyers or multiple vouchers from a charity.

There are also Oklahoma Human Services grant programs and other government aid for housing. This will be focused on homeless prevention and/or rehousing of the homeless.

Get help with rent from charity or government programs in OK

There are county and city programs listed below for emergency help with rent or hardship funds. In addition, several statewide resources are available, whether from the government or larger non-profits. Those housing programs include the following.

  • Eviction Prevention Programs for tenants. Local charities, county government offices and non-profits such as the United Way partner together to help renters pay their bills, whether back rent, electric costs, storage fees or something else. Many of these are part of state government and federal government homeless prevention programs, often in partnership with Human Services. More on how to stop an eviction in Oklahoma.
  • Community Action Hardship grants in OK can be used as a form of rent help. Each county has a local community action organization. They combine financial assistance for bills such as rent with job programs, budgeting, and home buying services. Continue with community action near you in OK.
  • Salvation Army Emergency Services are often a last resort. While funding is limited, there may be money for low-income families or tenants with no money. Generally an eviction notice is required from a landlord in OK. The faith based charity also has free motel vouchers or shelters. The rent assistance is limited in dollar amount. More on rental assistance Salvation Army Oklahoma.




  • Section 8 HUD housing in OK is for very low-income families, veterans, and people living in or near poverty levels. Local housing authorities (HA) in OK run the income based housing program. There are private landlords that rent our apartments or homes, emergency section 8 from HUD and other resources. It is a partial form of rent assistance as the tenant also needs to pay part of the housing costs. Locate section 8 housing for rent in Oklahoma.
  • Private low or no credit apartments are available in partnership with the state and many local property owners. Landlords or the government offer income subsidized homes or apartments that either do not have a credit check, waive deposits or that help low-income families or tenants with bad credit. A number of homes are offered, and more on low credit apartments.
  • Housing programs for Youth – A couple regional non-profits help youth find housing, pay the rent, and build self-sufficiency. This includes programs for formerly foster kids, expectant girls or teens, and youth who need a safe place to live after facing DV. The apartments and transitional housing is combined with rent money. Locate housing programs in Oklahoma.
  • Free tenant lawyers and pro-bono attorneys – Low-income families facing eviction, or a disconnection of their utilities, will be help to stop an eviction. Free lawyers help renters stay in their home or apartment. There are free legal consultations, attorneys to help people in local Oklahoma housing courts and additional services. Find free lawyers in Oklahoma for consultations.

A number of other financial resources are available. In addition to the regional, federal and state of Oklahoma programs above, there are local agencies that help the poor, elderly and others with rent. There are also local social service offices, agencies such as Saint Vincent or churches of all religions and other programs. They are noted below.





Local Oklahoma organizations for rental assistance

Select a city or county in Oklahoma below in order to find rent assistance programs that will be near you. There are charities, churches and agencies near you that help low-income families, single mothers as well as people with no money pay back rent and/or find a place to live. There are grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid for rental costs.

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