Enter “felony friendly apartments OKC” into a search engine or your map app, and you’ll probably be disappointed with the results. The listings usually show apartments that offer a second chance for bad credit or evictions rather than apartments with felon friendly landlords.
So what can you do to find felon friendly apartments in Oklahoma City? To answer the question of apartments in Tulsa that rent to felons, we’ve put together a resource guide for you.
Use A Second Chance Apartment Locator
Second-chance apartment locators work on your behalf to find felony friendly apartments. To find an apartment locator in Oklahoma City search online for “second chance apartment finders OKC”. You can also contact real estate agents and ask if they handle rentals for people with felony backgrounds.
Second chance apartment finders are licensed real estate agents who specialize in finding apartments for tenants who have difficulty qualifying for a rental.
These services know which landlords and property managers will rent to you, and they’ll save you a lot of wasted time, effort, and application fees.
Most agencies will ask you to undergo a background check and credit check so they know all the issues you’re facing. Then they’ll go through their database and match you with landlords.
Usually, you won’t be asked to pay a fee because apartment locators receive a finder’s fee from the landlord.
As long as you’re in steady employment and able to pay the rent, an apartment locator should be able to help you find a felon friendly apartment in Oklahoma City.
However, if your felony requires you to register as a sex offender, agencies might not have any landlords on their books who will rent to you. It’s still worth a quick phone call to find out, though.
Check Craigslist For No Background Check Apartments OKC
Craigslist is a good place to look for no background check apartments OKC.
Many of the apartments and rental houses listed are offered by independent landlords and property management companies that have felon-friendly rental qualification policies.
Craigslist also has a handy filter that will show you rentals that don’t require an application fee.
- Go to the Craigslist Oklahoma City website at https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/.
- Under “Housing”, select the first option, “apts/housing”.
- Select the filter “no application fee” and then click the apply button to activate the filter.
- Choose additional filters to select your price range and target pet-friendly or furnished apartments.
The no application fee filter doesn’t guarantee you won’t be asked for a background check, but the apartments and houses listed in this section are less likely to require one.
While Craigslist is a useful site, anyone can post a listing on the site and that includes scammers. To protect yourself, always view the property in person (don’t take a virtual tour) and only pay your deposit and advance rent when you sign the lease.
Craigslist also has a dedicated site for Tulsa, so if you want to look further afield, you can search for felon friendly apartments Tulsa at https://tulsa.craigslist.org/.
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Search Facebook Marketplace For Felon Friendly Apartments OKC (Or Post An Ad)
Facebook Marketplace has largely replaced newspaper classified ad sections, and it’s an excellent way to find your next apartment. Whether you need felon friendly housing in OKC, felon friendly apartments Tulsa, or felon-friendly apartments in Stillwater, going through the listings on Facebook Marketplace is well worth the effort.
They don’t have a felony friendly apartments OKC section, but most of the apartments and houses listed for rent are advertised by independent landlords rather than the property management companies that run large apartment complexes.
Independent landlords are often more willing to overlook your felony as long as you’re not a repeat offender.
- Go to Facebook Marketplace Oklahoma City https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/oklahoma/.
- Select “Property Rentals”.
- Choose your price range.
- Filter by property type to choose apartments (although you should look at houses too).
- Choose the number of bedrooms you need.
Go through each apartment listing and check the details. Most don’t mention their rental qualification criteria, so you’ll need to send a message and ask.
Luckily, Facebook makes that easy, and all you need to do is hit the blue message button to ask a question and get more information.
Speed up the process by copying and pasting the same message to every listing in your price range.
Post Your Own Apartment Wanted Ad
This tactic can work really well to find felony friendly apartments OKC. With an apartment wanted ad on your local marketplace, you can specify what type of rental you’re looking for, your price range, and mention that you have a felony.
Then, interested landlords and apartment finders can get in touch with you. Posting an ad on Facebook Marketplace is completely free and you can renew it every two weeks to boost its visibility.
When you post your ad, make a case for yourself by including as many positive factors as you can think of.
- Employed full time
- Monthly income level
- Credit score
- References available
- Clean record since your felony
- Non-violent felony (if applicable)
- Volunteer work
- Clean and quiet lifestyle
- Guarantor or cosigner (if you have one)
Ask About Felony Friendly Apartments In Oklahoma City On Reddit
Reddit is the largest discussion forum online today, and every city has a dedicated subreddit which is a valuable place to find out about local job opportunities and housing options.
You can use the Oklahoma City subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/okc/ to find felon friendly apartments in a couple of ways.
- Browse messages for leads.
- Post a message asking for leads.
You don’t need to join Reddit to browse message threads, but you’ll need a free account if you want to make an apartment-wanted post.
When you visit the OKC Subreddit, you’ll also see a pinned post directing you to the OKC Discord channel. Discord channels are chat rooms and it’s worth making an account and asking members if they know of any felony-friendly apartments in OKC.
Here is some Oklahoma City felon-friendly apartment leads we found on Reddit:
Raindance Apartments (Northwest Oklahoma City)
Address: 2201 NW 122nd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
See current listings and rent on Apartments.com: https://www.apartments.com/raindance-oklahoma-city-ok/cfc53fg/
Campus Pointe Apartments (Epworth)
Address: 1601 NW 30th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
See current listings and rent on Apartments.com: https://www.apartments.com/campus-pointe-oklahoma-city-ok/62bdn6r/
StoneBrook Apartments Okc (Rock Knoll & Lansbrook Neighborhoods)
Address: 9301 N Macarthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.
See current listings and rent on Apartments.com: https://www.apartments.com/stonebrook-oklahoma-city-ok/74l65zz/
City-Data is another useful forum where you can ask for rental leads. Go to https://www.city-data.com/forum/oklahoma-city/ and register an account. Then post a message asking for felony-friendly rental recommendations.
Contact Re-Entry Organizations In Oklahoma City For Housing Advice
When you’ve got a felony on your record, there aren’t too many people willing to help you, but thankfully some groups recognize that ex-offenders need help and make it their mission to provide as much help as they can.
Re-entry groups provide support to offenders before and after release from prison. They can help you with housing, employment, training, food, clothing, transportation, medical care, mentoring, and more.
And because of their extensive experience with ex-felons, the support workers will know which landlords are felon friendly. So even if you don’t need any other support services, get in touch and ask if they can give you addresses for felony friendly rentals in OKC.
Oklahoma City Re-Entry Services
Hand-Up Ministries offers a full range of support services and a clean-living residential program.
Address: 2130 S.E. 59th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73129
TEEM Re-Entry Services
Empower program for recently released ex-offenders.
Address: 1501 N. Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Culture Life Services
Full range of support services and a residential housing program.
Address: 1501 N. Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Probation Information Network
Directory of re-entry services throughout Oklahoma with contact details.
Get On the Oklahoma City Housing Authority Waiting List
You may qualify for public housing assistance through HUD programs depending on your income level and family composition. These housing programs have a waiting list, though, so the sooner you apply, the sooner resources will be available to you.
Use the links on the following page to search for subsidized housing in Oklahoma City, to find out your rights as a tenant, and to contact a housing counselor to help you navigate the system.
Re-entry counselors will also be able to help you apply for public housing and Section 8 vouchers.
Next Steps To Find Felony Friendly Apartments OKC
- Contact the apartments we’ve listed above to find out if they can work with your felony.
- Get in touch with a second-chance apartment locator in Oklahoma City.
- Use Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist to search for independently owned apartments and rental houses.
- Ask for felony-friendly recommendations on the Oklahoma City Reddit and City Data forums.
- Use re-entry resources.
Good luck with your search!
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Charles Greg is the Co-Founder, Author, & Head Developer behind RentingtoFelons.org
With a lifelong passion for humanity.