Affordable Housing In Houston
Matanuska Susitna Borough, Alaska

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houston

Mid - Valley Manor

11913 W Mid Valley Way
Houston, Alaska
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cranberry Ridge

11881 W Mid Valley Way
Houston, Alaska
Elderly Supportive Housing
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Guide To Affordable Housing in Houston, Alaska

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 10 affordable apartments for rent in Houston, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Houston, Alaska

Houston features 10 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 Houston, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Houston, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Houston landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Houston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Houston, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $932 and $1,139.

2022 Houston, 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
Houston, Alaska Fair Market Rent $744 $789 $1,035 $1,470 $1,772
Houston, Alaska Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $710 to $868 $932 to $1,139 $1,323 to $1,617 $1,595 to $1,949

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Houston, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 10
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $50,438 ±$6,811
Median Rent $852 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.81% ± 14.82pp
Total Population 1,977

Population and Household Demographics

Houston is a city in Matanuska Susitna Borough, Alaska with a population of 1,977. There are 727 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 22.83% of households in Houston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Houston

The median gross income for households in Houston is $50,438 a year, or $4,203 a month. The median rent for the city is $852 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Houston, a household making less than $2,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Houston.

Area Median Income In Houston

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 Houston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Matanuska Susitna Borough.

In Houston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,800

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 Houston

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 Houston

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Houston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $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 Houston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,200 $37,950 $42,700 $47,400 $51,200 $55,000 $58,800 $62,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Houston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,100 $60,700 $68,300 $75,850 $81,950 $88,000 $94,100 $100,150