Affordable Housing In Gambell
Nome Census Area, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gambell, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Gambell, Alaska

Gambell 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 Gambell, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gambell, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gambell, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,351 and $1,651.

2022 Gambell, 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
Gambell, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,190 $1,197 $1,501 $2,028 $2,035
Gambell, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,071 to $1,309 $1,077 to $1,317 $1,351 to $1,651 $1,825 to $2,231 $1,832 to $2,239

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gambell, 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 20.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.71
Average Household Size 4.18
Median Household Income $29,417 ±$6,949
Median Rent $533 ±$396
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.65% ± 39.65pp
Total Population 718

Population and Household Demographics

Gambell is a city in Nome Census Area, Alaska with a population of 718. There are 163 households in the city with an average household size of 4.18 persons. 20.86% of households in Gambell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gambell

The median gross income for households in Gambell is $29,417 a year, or $2,451 a month. The median rent for the city is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gambell, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Gambell.

Area Median Income In Gambell

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 Gambell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nome Census Area.

In Gambell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,200

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 Gambell

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 Gambell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gambell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,400 $22,890 $28,790 $34,690 $40,590 $46,490 $52,390 $58,290
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gambell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,300 $36,900 $41,500 $46,100 $49,800 $53,500 $57,200 $60,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gambell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,650 $59,000 $66,400 $73,750 $79,650 $85,550 $91,450 $97,350