Affordable Housing In Kenai Peninsula Borough
Alaska

Affordable Housing programs support 295 income based apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 164 affordable apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Kenai Peninsula Borough. Go to the Alaska Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Bayside Apartments

1011 4th St
Seward, Alaska
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Conifer Woods Apartments

4014 Ben Walters Ln
Homer, Alaska
$881-980
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Woodridge Apartments

903 cook Ave
Kenai, Alaska
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Northwood Retirement Apartments

190 W Park Ave
Soldotna, Alaska
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable

East End Cottages

41718 Crested Crane St
Homer, Alaska
$917-1,290
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted
Affordable

Laurawood Arms

131 Shady Ln
Soldotna, Alaska
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Kimberly Court Apartments

1821 Swetmann Ave
Seward, Alaska
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Bayview Apartments

214 6th Ave
Seward, Alaska
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Glacier View Apartments

200 Lowell Canyon Rd
Seward, Alaska
Rent Assisted

Pacific Park

106 Caines
Seward, Alaska
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Kenai Peninsula Borough

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Homer, AK Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Homer.
Affordable Housing In Kenai, AK Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Kenai.
Affordable Housing In Seward, AK Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Seward.
Affordable Housing In Soldotna, AK Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Soldotna.

Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

Kenai Peninsula Borough features 295 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 Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

There are 164 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenai Peninsula Borough landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,061 and $1,297.

2023 Kenai Peninsula Borough, 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
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Fair Market Rent $901 $903 $1,179 $1,676 $1,895
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Payment Standard Range $811 to $991 $813 to $993 $1,061 to $1,297 $1,508 to $1,844 $1,706 to $2,085

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 459
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 295
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $63,684 ±$2,337
Median Rent $940 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.28% ± 3.13pp
Total Population 57,221

Population and Household Demographics

Kenai Peninsula Borough is a county in Alaska with a population of 57,221. There are 21,485 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 27.55% of households in Kenai Peninsula Borough are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenai Peninsula Borough

The median gross income for households in Kenai Peninsula Borough is $63,684 a year, or $5,307 a month. The median rent for the county is $940 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenai Peninsula Borough, a household making less than $3,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Area Median Income In Kenai Peninsula Borough

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 Kenai Peninsula Borough, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,400

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 Kenai Peninsula Borough

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 Kenai Peninsula Borough

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kenai Peninsula Borough AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,650 $23,600 $28,790 $34,690 $40,590 $46,490 $52,390 $58,290
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kenai Peninsula Borough AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kenai Peninsula Borough AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,100 $63,000 $70,850 $78,700 $85,000 $91,300 $97,600 $103,900