Affordable Housing In Chefornak
Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chefornak, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Chefornak, Alaska

Chefornak 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 Chefornak, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chefornak, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chefornak, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,528 and $1,868.

2022 Chefornak, 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
Chefornak, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,242 $1,362 $1,698 $2,099 $2,547
Chefornak, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,118 to $1,366 $1,226 to $1,498 $1,528 to $1,868 $1,889 to $2,309 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chefornak, 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 18.18%
Average Renter Household Size 3.25
Average Household Size 5.86
Median Household Income $55,625 ±$5,976
Median Rent $575 ±$127
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 112.5pp
Total Population 516

Population and Household Demographics

Chefornak is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska with a population of 516. There are 88 households in the city with an average household size of 5.86 persons. 18.18% of households in Chefornak are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chefornak

The median gross income for households in Chefornak is $55,625 a year, or $4,635 a month. The median rent for the city is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chefornak, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Chefornak.

Area Median Income In Chefornak

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 Chefornak, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bethel Census Area.

In Chefornak, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Chefornak

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 Chefornak

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chefornak AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,800 $28,790 $34,690 $40,590 $46,490 $52,390 $58,290
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chefornak AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,500 $53,500 $57,450 $61,400 $65,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chefornak AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,450 $63,400 $71,300 $79,200 $85,550 $91,900 $98,250 $104,550