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Affordable Housing In Haines
Haines Borough, Alaska

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Haines

Dusty Trails Apartments

270 2nd Ave S
Haines, Alaska

St Lucys Senior Living

3rd And Union
Haines, Alaska
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Haines, Alaska

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 37 affordable apartments for rent in Haines, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Haines, Alaska

Haines features 37 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 Haines, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Haines, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Haines, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $951 and $1,163.

2020 Haines, 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
Fair Market Rent $742 $813 $1,057 $1,457 $1,573
Payment Standard Range $668 to $816 $732 to $894 $951 to $1,163 $1,311 to $1,603 $1,416 to $1,730

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Haines, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 37
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 37
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $69,735 ±$12,665
Median Rent $850 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.95% ± 7.41pp
Total Population 1,955

Population and Household Demographics

Haines is a city in Haines Borough, Alaska with a population of 1,955. There are 891 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 35.35% of households in Haines are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Haines

The median gross income for households in Haines is $69,735 a year, or $5,811 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Haines, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Haines.

Area Median Income In Haines

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 Haines, the AMI is calculated from all households within Haines Borough.

In Haines, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Haines

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 Haines

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,200 $21,550 $27,150 $32,750 $38,350 $43,950 $49,550 $55,150
50% of Median $30,300 $34,600 $38,950 $43,250 $46,750 $50,200 $53,650 $57,100
80% of Median $48,450 $55,400 $62,300 $69,200 $74,750 $80,300 $85,850 $91,350