McKinzie Gardens I & II

About McKinzie Gardens

All apartments have exterior entrances with close access to parking. The development is surrounded by a City park, and open grassy areas, with the convenience of Griffin Memorial Hospital nearby.


McKinzie Gardens I & II

1000 North State Dr.
Norman, OK 73071 Phone & Fax: (405) 292-0692


  • 534 sq. ft. living area
  • One Bedroom / One Bath
  • Water & Garbage Paid
  • Refrigerator
  • Range & Hood
  • Shower & tub
  • Central Heat & A/C
  • Living / Bedroom Carpeting
  • Kitchen and Bath Floor Tile
  • Mini-blinds
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Congregate Room
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McKinzie Gardens Eligibility

and Income Limits

McKinzie Gardens Apartments are a HUD Section 811 property, which is a property designated for persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

The Norman Affordable Housing Corporation, a subsidiary of the Norman Housing Authority, manages the property. An on-site manager sees the property is maintained.

All units are one-bedroom apartments, which allows the occupancy standard to be one person or two persons who meet the family criteria.

Definition of a family of a one-bedroom unit shall be two people who are legally married or cohabiting in a spousal type relationship, without regard to sexual orientation. This would include sharing of income for support of the family unit. Roommates are considered a family structure and shall be ineligible. (A parent and child would require a two-bedroom unit, which is not available at this development.)

McKinzie Gardens is not a Residential Care Facility. Each resident lives independently as they would in any other apartment complex.

Maximum Income Limits

Family Size:

Maximum Combined Annual Gross Income:





The applicant must meet the occupancy requirements:

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. Or, the applicant must be emancipated through the legal courts.
  • The total household income cannot exceed the HUD established Very Low-Income standards for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
  • The applicant must have a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness, to the extent that they are determined disabled as described by the Social Security Act or verified by appropriate referring entity or Doctor.
  • The applicant must be able to live independently and abide by the terms of the lease. Applicant may require the aid of medication, sponsor, home health care, payee with power of attorney for the purpose of lease compliance or other.
  • The applicant must be a mental health consumer and referred by Griffin Memorial Hospital, Thunderbird Clubhouse, Central Oklahoma Mental Health Center, or The Transition House.
  • The applicant must be mentally stable and medication compliant.
  • The applicant must be determined a suitable renter in regards to ability to comply with the lease terms which is inclusive of ability to maintain property in a safe, decent and sanitary condition, and not create disturbances with neighbors or staff.
  • The applicant must not have engaged in drug related criminal activities within the past 12 months, or show evidence of a good faith effort to be drug free, i.e. AA, rehabilitation or other.
  • The Applicant must not be a lifetime registered sex offender.
  • The Applicant must not have engaged in actual and/or threatened violent criminal acts towards self, property, or others within the past 12 months, and show evidence that the applicant is medically stable, compliant with a prescribed medication regimen and is non-violent for at least 120 days.
  • The Applicant must have a good housing history and not owe any money to a Housing Authority, Landlord, or Major Utility Company.
  • Applicant must be a U. S. Citizen or eligible immigrant.

Interested in Applying?

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying for McKinzie Gardens, please print the required Forms, have them completed by your Physician and referring entity, then have them faxed to (405) 364-3934.

You can then contact the McKinzie Gardens Manager Tuesday or Thursdays at (405) 292-0692 and make an appointment to pick up an application.

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Maintenance & After Hours Emergencies

for McKinzie Gardens

Regular Business Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday:

8:00am — 5:30pm


10:00am — 12:00pm

Norman Housing Authority Maintenance will respond to all NON-EMERGENCY work orders within 3-5 business days.

If you need to place a work order, please call (405) 292-0692.

If the McKinzie Gardens Manager does not answer, please leave a message including your name, your address, the problem you are experiencing and a phone number where you can be reached.

If you need to place a work order Monday or Wednesday 8:00am-5:30pm or Friday 8:00 am-10:00 am, please call the McKinzie Gardens Manager at (405) 579-1552.

Do not call the after hour's Emergency number during normal business hours as your call will not be answered.

For after business hours, weekend, and holiday EMERGENCY work orders only: Call (405) 410-7523.

Examples of Emergencies:

  • No Heat
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Leaking Faucets
  • Flooding
  • Backed up Toilets
  • Electrical Problems
Locked Out?

If you are locked out of your unit there is a $10.00 charge for Maintenance to unlock your unit.

Please leave a phone number where you can be reached and make sure you are at your unit within 15 minutes after you place the call to ensure you are onsite when McKinzie Gardens Manager or Maintenance Staff arrives to unlock your door. The McKinzie Gardens Manager or Maintenance Staff will not wait on you to arrive.

You will also need to provide the Maintenance Staff with a current photo ID in order to gain access to the unit.

Have A Fire or A Break In?

If you have a fire or a break in and there is damage to the doors or windows in your unit please call 911 to respond. After you have called 911, during regular business hours contact the McKinzie Gardens Manager at (405) 292-0692 or (405) 579-1552.

After hours, weekends, and holidays: Call 911 then the Maintenance Emergency number.

For Safety Reasons:

Maintenance cannot work on outside air-conditioning units after dark, in the rain, or if the temperature is below 70 degrees.

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