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Affordable Housing In Ketchikan Gateway Borough

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Glacier Park Apartments

660 S Yorktown Dr
Ketchikan, Alaska
Accepts Vouchers

Opportunity House

323 Carlanna Lake Rd
Ketchikan, Alaska
Disabled Supportive Housing

2122 Apartments

1300 N Yorktown Dr
Ketchikan, Alaska
Accepts Vouchers


130 Bryant St
Ketchikan, Alaska


1360 Jackson St
Ketchikan, Alaska
Accepts Vouchers

Klawock Low Rent Housing Project

Nhn 4th St
Ketchikan, Alaska
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

Ketchikan Gateway Borough 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 Gateway Borough, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,273 and $1,555.

2020 Ketchikan Gateway 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
Fair Market Rent $921 $1,074 $1,414 $1,917 $2,455
Payment Standard Range $829 to $1,013 $967 to $1,181 $1,273 to $1,555 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,210 to $2,701

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough, 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 41.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $64,222 ±$3,557
Median Rent $1,033 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.02% ± 4.87pp
Total Population 13,699

Population and Household Demographics

Ketchikan Gateway Borough is a county in Alaska with a population of 13,699. There are 5,267 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 41.22% of households in Ketchikan Gateway Borough are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ketchikan Gateway Borough

The median gross income for households in Ketchikan Gateway Borough is $64,222 a year, or $5,352 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,033 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ketchikan Gateway Borough, a household making less than $3,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Area Median Income In Ketchikan Gateway 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 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,300

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 Gateway 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 Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,350 $21,550 $27,150 $32,750 $38,350 $43,950 $49,550 $55,150
50% of Median $30,600 $34,950 $39,300 $43,650 $47,150 $50,650 $54,150 $57,650
80% of Median $48,900 $55,900 $62,900 $69,850 $75,450 $81,050 $86,650 $92,250

Cities In Ketchikan Gateway Borough

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City Served By
Ketchikan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ketchikan are the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.