Affordable Housing In Juneau
Alaska

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Juneau

Channel View

317 Gastineau Ave
Juneau, Alaska

Sit Tuwan Apartments - Tlingit Haida Rha

Nhn Kanata Deyi St
Juneau, Alaska

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

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 877 affordable apartments for rent in Juneau, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau features 463 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 Juneau, Alaska

There are 407 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Juneau.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Juneau, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Juneau, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,528 and $1,868.

2022 Juneau, 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
Juneau, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,242 $1,362 $1,698 $2,099 $2,547
Juneau, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,118 to $1,366 $1,226 to $1,498 $1,528 to $1,868 $1,889 to $2,309 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Juneau, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 877
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 463
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
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
Total Population 32,531

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.

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 $56,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Juneau

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Juneau AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,800 $22,600 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Juneau AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Juneau AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,750 $60,250 $67,800 $75,300 $81,350 $87,350 $93,400 $99,400