Workforce Housing

Workforce housing is housing for the occupations needed in every community, including teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and many other critical workers. The families in need of workforce housing do not fall neatly into a single narrow income category. Employees in some industries (for example, retail sales, food service, and tourism) are more likely to be in lower income ranges. Seasoned workforce jobs with education or training requirements, such as teachers, police officers, nurses, etc., may fall into the middle-income brackets, but still find it difficult to afford homes in the community where they work. 

For instance, in the Oklahoma City region, the median annual wage for restaurant cooks is $24,790, for elementary school teachers is $45,810, and for registered nurses is $65,680.

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1. Accessible Housing
2. Affordability
3. Affordable Housing
4. Area Median Income (AMI)
5. Attainable Housing
6. Displacement
7. Dwelling
8. Elderly Person Household
9. Extremely Low-Income Household
10. Fair Market Rent (FMR)
11. Family
12. Gentrification
13. Gross Annual Income
14. Gross Rent
15. Homeless
16. Household
17. Housing Assistance Payment
18. Housing Choice Voucher
19. Housing Market Area
20. Inadequate Housing
21. Low-Income Household
22. Market Area
23. Market Value
24. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
25. Net Rent
26. NIMBY (Not In My Backyard)
27. NOAH (Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing)
28. Operating Subsidies
29. Overcrowding
30. Project-Based Housing Assistance
31. Project-Based Vouchers
32. Public Housing
33. Qualified Census Tract
34. Redlining
35. Rent-to-Own
36. Rehabilitation
37. Renovation
38. Section 8
39. Tenant-Based
40. TIF (Tax Increment Finance)
41. TOD (Transit-Oriented Development)
42. Utility Allowance
43. Waiting List
44. Workforce Housing