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Affordable Housing In Aleutians West Census Area
Alaska

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aleutians West Census Area

Tradewinds Apartments

62 Lear
Unalaska, Alaska
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 16 affordable apartments for rent in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

Aleutians West Census Area 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 Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aleutians West Census Area.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,580 and $1,931.

2020 Aleutians West Census Area, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,144 $1,333 $1,755 $2,187 $2,612
Payment Standard Range $1,030 to $1,258 $1,200 to $1,466 $1,580 to $1,931 $1,968 to $2,406 $2,351 to $2,873

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Aleutians West Census Area, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 67.75%
Average Renter Household Size 3.57
Average Household Size 3.59
Median Household Income $84,306 ±$4,743
Median Rent $1,270 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15.95% ± 2.27pp
Total Population 5,684

Population and Household Demographics

Aleutians West Census Area is a county in Alaska with a population of 5,684. There are 1,138 households in the county with an average household size of 3.59 persons. 67.75% of households in Aleutians West Census Area are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aleutians West Census Area

The median gross income for households in Aleutians West Census Area is $84,306 a year, or $7,026 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,270 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aleutians West Census Area, a household making less than $4,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Aleutians West Census Area.

Area Median Income In Aleutians West Census Area

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.

In Aleutians West Census Area, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,100

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 Aleutians West Census Area

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 Aleutians West Census Area

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $32,750 $38,350 $43,950 $49,550 $55,150
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $57,300 $65,500 $73,700 $81,850 $88,400 $94,950 $101,500 $108,050

Cities In Aleutians West Census Area

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Adak
Atka
Attu Station
Nikolski
St. George
St. Paul
Unalaska