Affordable Housing In Fairbanks
Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairbanks

Weeks Field Estates Phase II ( Tcep )

1301 Kellum St
Fairbanks, Alaska

Birch House

25th Ave
Fairbanks, Alaska

Dinaa Yah - Our House

1511 21st Ave
Fairbanks, Alaska

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fairbanks, Alaska

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fairbanks, Alaska

Housing Authority Programs
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairbanks, Alaska

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 988 affordable apartments for rent in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks features 611 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 Fairbanks, Alaska

There are 377 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairbanks.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairbanks, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairbanks landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Fairbanks.

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

2022 Fairbanks, 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
Fairbanks, Alaska Fair Market Rent $877 $1,003 $1,320 $1,875 $2,259
Fairbanks, 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.

Fairbanks, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 988
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 611
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 64.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $55,229 ±$3,231
Median Rent $1,259 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.31% ± 4.91pp
Total Population 32,193

Population and Household Demographics

Fairbanks is a city in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska with a population of 32,193. There are 11,228 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 64.03% of households in Fairbanks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairbanks

The median gross income for households in Fairbanks is $55,229 a year, or $4,602 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,259 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairbanks, a household making less than $4,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairbanks.

Area Median Income In Fairbanks

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

In Fairbanks, 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 Fairbanks

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 Fairbanks

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks 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