Watonga Grand Prairie Apartments – What you didn’t know…

Jerri Hartfield, Manager

Jerri Hartfield, Manager of our local Grand Prairie Apartments, is a wealth of knowledge for our community and has created an environment of respect, self care, hope and loving-kindness to her residents at 500 S. Leach Ave. here in Watonga, Oklahoma. One of the positive implementations she provides to her residents is a clothing drive and food drive. Her location is set up to receive community donations for can goods, non perishable items such as: plates, cups, silverware, cooking utensils, pots & pans, trash cans (kitchen or bathroom size), dressers, chairs, kitchen tables with chairs (they DO NOT take sofas or beds or bed frames) and small microwaves. Each of these items help care for some of her residents that she often considers as extended families.

One idea that has been on Jerri’s heart, is to provide an “Educational Living” detail to her long list of caring practices.

“OVEN” DRIVE TO THE COMMONS COMMUNITY AREA

With this added element to her residents care, she would be able to invite guests and encourage community involvement to educate and show residents healthy lifestyles. Her goal is to create an environment of learning: Guests could share a “Make and Take or Show me How to Cook” monthly cooking lesson or host topics like: “how to purchase healthy food on a budget” educational programs. This will give residents confidence in making healthy meals. What a great idea to get behind here in our local community!

Couple of the “Residents of the Month”
Fun afternoon with a Petting Zoo and local volunteers providing activities for the residents both young and old

Charity from the heart is a form of social justice in which everyone benefits. Giving, whether it be time, money, supplies or loving kindness, is building trusting relationships that tethers the community to unity.

You can reach Jerri at 580.623.5288 for information about Apartment living, supporting financially to the “oven drive” or offering a service to her valued residents. [email protected]

Below are the specs for her apartments:

Grand Prairie Apartments

500 S Leach Ave, WatongaOklahoma 73772

Grand Prairie Apartments, located at 500 S Leach Ave in Watonga, OK has two and three bedroom apartments. Grand Prairie Apartments participates in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance programs.

Units

Unit (Bd/Ba)Ft2Rent
Two Bedroom (2/1)770Income Based
Three Bedroom (3/1.5)950Income Based



Grand Prairie Apartments Details

  • 40 two and three bedroom units.
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance

Property Amenities

  • Playground
  • Pet Friendly
  • On-site Laundry

Unit Amenities

  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Central Heat & Air

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing

Section 538 is an affordable rural rental housing program for households earning incomes at or below 115% of the area median income.

Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance

Since this property has a Project-Based Section 8 contract with HUD, some or all of the rents at this community are based on tenant incomes. Tenants leasing units participating in the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program typically contribute less than 30% of their adjusted income towards rental costs.

Watonga HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Watonga but actual income limits may differ for units at Grand Prairie Apartments.

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$13,000$17,420$21,960$26,500$31,040$35,580$38,400$40,900
50%$21,700$24,800$27,900$30,950$33,450$35,950$38,400$40,900
80%$34,650$39,600$44,550$49,500$53,500$57,450$61,400$65,350



Watonga Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Watonga but actual income limits may differ for units at Grand Prairie Apartments.

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
Very Low Income (50%)$21,700$24,800$27,900$30,950$33,450$35,950$38,400$40,900
Low Income (60%)$26,040$29,760$33,480$37,140$40,140$43,140$46,080$49,080



Grand Prairie Apartments is managed by Green Companies Development Group, Inc.

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COVID-19 Resources: Coronavirus information for low-income households.

If you are in need of emergency housing, or at risk of losing your current housing, visit HUD’s website here. Select the link for your state, and on the next page, scroll down to the “I Want To” section. There, select the “Find Homeless Resources” link for a list of available local resources. Helpful resources include:

  • Shelter locations (Locations will be listed for men, women, and children)
  • Emergency rental assistance
  • Avoid foreclosure
  • Help with your utility bills
  • Food banks
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Homeless service groups
  • Legal assistance
  • Social Security offices
  • Homeless veterans
  • United Way
  • Jobs and job training
  • Help hotlines
  • HUD resources



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