Affordable Housing In Ester
Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ester, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Ester, Alaska

Ester 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 Ester, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ester, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ester, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,188 and $1,452.

2022 Ester, 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
Ester, Alaska Fair Market Rent $877 $1,003 $1,320 $1,875 $2,259
Ester, Alaska Payment Standard Range $789 to $965 $903 to $1,103 $1,188 to $1,452 $1,688 to $2,063 $2,033 to $2,485

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ester, 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 46.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $68,163 ±$19,473
Median Rent $918 ±$284
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 13.84% ± 18.03pp
Total Population 3,008

Population and Household Demographics

Ester is a city in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska with a population of 3,008. There are 1,189 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 46.17% of households in Ester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ester

The median gross income for households in Ester is $68,163 a year, or $5,680 a month. The median rent for the city is $918 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ester, a household making less than $3,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 13.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Ester.

Area Median Income In Ester

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 Ester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairbanks North Star Borough.

In Ester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,500

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 Ester

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 Ester

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,450 $22,200 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,400 $37,000 $41,650 $46,250 $49,950 $53,650 $57,350 $61,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,800 $59,200 $66,600 $74,000 $79,950 $85,850 $91,800 $97,700