Affordable Housing In Ketchikan Gateway Borough
6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ketchikan Gateway Borough
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. Ketchikan Gateway Borough features 126 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 85 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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.1
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 $86,200
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 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 Ketchikan Gateway Borough 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||$18,100||$21,130||$26,660||$32,190||$37,720||$43,250||$48,780||$54,310|
|50% of Median||$30,200||$34,500||$38,800||$43,100||$46,550||$50,000||$53,450||$56,900|
|80% of Median||$48,300||$55,200||$62,100||$68,950||$74,500||$80,000||$85,500||$91,050|
Fair Market Rents in Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.
2020 Fair Market Rents
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Cities In Ketchikan Gateway Borough
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|Ketchikan||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ketchikan are the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.|