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Affordable Housing In Akiachak
Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Akiachak, Alaska

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Akiachak, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Akiachak, Alaska

Akiachak features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Akiachak, Alaska

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Akiachak.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Akiachak, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Akiachak landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Akiachak.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Akiachak, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,453 and $1,775.

2021 Akiachak, Alaska Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Akiachak, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,146 $1,407 $1,614 $2,008 $2,189
Akiachak, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,031 to $1,261 $1,266 to $1,548 $1,453 to $1,775 $1,807 to $2,209 $1,970 to $2,408

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Akiachak, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.88%
Average Renter Household Size 4.96
Average Household Size 4.39
Median Household Income $38,750 ±$14,496
Median Rent $725 ±$234
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 14.29% ± 34.52pp
Total Population 562

Population and Household Demographics

Akiachak is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska with a population of 562. There are 128 households in the city with an average household size of 4.39 persons. 21.88% of households in Akiachak are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Akiachak

The median gross income for households in Akiachak is $38,750 a year, or $3,229 a month. The median rent for the city is $725 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Akiachak, a household making less than $2,417 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Akiachak.

Area Median Income In Akiachak

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Akiachak, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bethel Census Area.

In Akiachak, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Akiachak

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Akiachak

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Akiachak AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,800 $22,600 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Akiachak AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Akiachak AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,750 $60,250 $67,800 $75,300 $81,350 $87,350 $93,400 $99,400