Affordable Housing In Chevak
Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chevak, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Chevak, Alaska

Chevak 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 Chevak, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chevak, Alaska

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

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chevak, 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 15.87%
Average Renter Household Size 4.24
Average Household Size 4.97
Median Household Income $41,136 ±$4,714
Median Rent $475 ±$367
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15.15% ± 39.77pp
Total Population 1,082

Population and Household Demographics

Chevak is a city in Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska with a population of 1,082. There are 208 households in the city with an average household size of 4.97 persons. 15.87% of households in Chevak are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chevak

The median gross income for households in Chevak is $41,136 a year, or $3,428 a month. The median rent for the city is $475 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chevak, a household making less than $1,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Chevak.

Area Median Income In Chevak

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 Chevak, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wade Hampton Census Area.

In Chevak, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $0

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 Chevak

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.