Affordable Housing In Aleutians West Census Area
Alaska

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aleutians West Census Area

Tradewinds Apartments

62 Lear
Unalaska, AK
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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. Aleutians West Census Area features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 16 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aleutians West Census Area.

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.1

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 $97,000

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 Aleutians West Census Area 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 $20,400 $23,300 $26,660 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,500 $52,400 $56,300 $60,150 $64,050
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Aleutians West Census Area

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2000 to 2000, 1 low income apartment communities containing 16 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Aleutians West Census Area by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Aleutians West Census Area

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,500 $52,400 $56,300 $60,150 $64,050
60% of Median $40,740 $46,560 $52,380 $58,200 $62,880 $67,560 $72,180 $76,860

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Aleutians West Census Area is $52,380 a year, or $4,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,310 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $849 $909 $1,091 $1,261 $1,408 $1,553
60% $1,019 $1,091 $1,310 $1,514 $1,689 $1,863
Fair Market Rents in Aleutians West Census Area

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,144 $1,333 $1,755 $2,187 $2,612

Cities In Aleutians West Census Area

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Unalaska 1
Adak 0
Atka 0
Attu Station 0
Nikolski 0
St. George 0
St. Paul 0