Affordable Housing In Ketchikan
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ketchikan

Glacier Park Apartments

660 S Yorktown Dr
Ketchikan, Alaska
Subsidized

Opportunity House

323 Carlanna Lake Rd
Ketchikan, Alaska
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

2122 Apartments

1300 N Yorktown Dr
Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan

130 Bryant St
Ketchikan, Alaska

Carlanna

1360 Jackson St
Ketchikan, Alaska

Klawock Low Rent Housing Project

Nhn 4th St
Ketchikan, Alaska
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Housing Authorities that serve Ketchikan

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 Ketchikan, Alaska

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 211 affordable apartments for rent in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan features 126 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 $1,218 and $1,488.

2021 Ketchikan, 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
Ketchikan, Alaska Fair Market Rent $893 $1,027 $1,353 $1,801 $2,326
Ketchikan, Alaska Payment Standard Range $804 to $982 $924 to $1,130 $1,218 to $1,488 $1,621 to $1,981 $2,093 to $2,559

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ketchikan, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 211
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 126
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $53,111 ±$2,623
Median Rent $966 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.81% ± 5.69pp
Total Population 8,197

Population and Household Demographics

Ketchikan is a city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska with a population of 8,197. There are 3,317 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 50.83% of households in Ketchikan are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ketchikan

The median gross income for households in Ketchikan is $53,111 a year, or $4,426 a month. The median rent for the city is $966 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ketchikan, a household making less than $3,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Ketchikan.

Area Median Income In Ketchikan

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 Ketchikan, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

In Ketchikan, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,200

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 Ketchikan

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 Ketchikan

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ketchikan AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,750 $21,770 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ketchikan AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,250 $35,700 $40,150 $44,600 $48,200 $51,750 $55,350 $58,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ketchikan AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,950 $57,100 $64,250 $71,350 $77,100 $82,800 $88,500 $94,200