Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ketchikan, AK

Discover affordable housing in Ketchikan where there are 6+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Opportunity House

323 Carlanna Lake Rd, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Glacier Park Apartments

660 S Yorktown Dr, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

bed 1-4

Ketchikan

130 Bryant St, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

2122 Apartments

1300 N Yorktown Dr, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Carlanna

1360 Jackson St, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Klawock Low Rent Housing Project

Nhn 4th St, Ketchikan, Alaska 99903

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Ketchikan, Alaska

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
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Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ketchikan, Alaska
$29.28/hour
$17.55 (+150%) more than Alaska minimum wage and $22.03 (+304%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Ketchikan, Alaska Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Ketchikan, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs for Ketchikan, Alaska.
Operates the Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Ketchikan, Alaska.

Go to the Alaska Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ketchikan.

How many renters live in Ketchikan, Alaska?

The City of Ketchikan has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 41.12 percent of the population living in Ketchikan.

What is the rental market like in Ketchikan, Alaska?

There are an estimated housing units in the Ketchikan area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ketchikan, Alaska, there are 1.12 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ketchikan?

The rental vacancy rate in Ketchikan is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Ketchikan for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ketchikan
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
147 444 559 234 43
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ketchikan

A large number of apartments in Ketchikan have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Ketchikan

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,048 to $2,624. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,048
One BR $1,177
Two BR $1,546
Three BR $2,140
Four BR $2,624
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ketchikan, Alaska

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Ketchikan?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 87 59 percent
One BR 260 59 percent
Two BR 353 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ketchikan, Alaska

How many affordable rental units are in Ketchikan?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Ketchikan, Alaska including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ketchikan, Alaska

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan features 103 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 Ketchikan, Alaska

There are 85 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ketchikan.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ketchikan, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ketchikan, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,391 and $1,701.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.