Affordable Housing In Juneau

Juneau city limits extend into  Bethel Census Area and  Juneau City.

Waiting List Openings In Juneau

Waiting ListStatus
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Juneau

Trillium Landing

3041 Clinton Dr
Juneau, AK
Studio-2 BR

Orca Point Apartments

2201 Crow Hill Drive
Juneau, AK
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Terraces at Lawson Creek

2574 Vista Drive
Juneau, AK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Channel Terrace Apartments

1717 Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sleepy Spruce Apartments

1050 Salmon Creek Ln
Juneau, AK
HCV Welcome

Douglas Terrace Apartments

2460 Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK
Disabled Supportive Housing

Smith Hall

8619 Teal St
Juneau, AK
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillview Apartments

1801 Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK
HCV Welcome

Gruening Park

1800 Northwood Dr
Juneau, AK

Chinook Apartments

9160 Cinema Dr
Juneau, AK

There are 20 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 847 affordable apartments for rent in Juneau. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 463 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Juneau, HUD housing programs support 212 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 384 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Juneau

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 Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 847
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 463
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Total Population 32,531
Housing Units 12,114
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $85,746 ±$2,129
Median Rent $1,188 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.97% ± 5.44pp

Population and Household Demographics

Juneau is a City in Alaska with a population of 32,531. There are 12,114 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 36.35% of households in Juneau are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Juneau

The median gross income for households in Juneau is $85,746 a year, or $7,146 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,188 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Juneau, a household making less than $3,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Juneau.1

Area Median Income In Juneau

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.

In Juneau, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Juneau

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 Juneau HUD Rental Assistance in Juneau

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $26,660 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $31,900 $36,450 $41,000 $45,550 $49,200 $52,850 $56,500 $60,150
80% of Median $51,050 $58,350 $65,650 $72,900 $78,750 $84,600 $90,400 $96,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Juneau

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2004, 7 low income apartment communities containing 154 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Juneau by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Juneau

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $38,280 $43,740 $49,200 $54,660 $59,040 $63,420 $67,800 $72,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Juneau is $49,200 a year, or $4,100 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,100 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,230 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $798 $854 $1,025 $1,184 $1,321 $1,458
60% $957 $1,025 $1,230 $1,421 $1,586 $1,750
Fair Market Rents in Juneau

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,151 $1,365 $1,563 $1,958 $2,113