Affordable Housing In Kodiak
Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kodiak

Fir Terrace Apartments

2610 Mill Bay Rd
Kodiak, AK
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Spruce Cape Homes

529 Carroll Way
Kodiak, AK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mill Bay Town Homes

1223 Mill Bay Rd
Kodiak, AK
HCV Welcome


914 Pillar Mountain Dr
Kodiak, AK
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Housing Authorities that serve Kodiak

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 Kodiak, Alaska

According to federal housing data and research, there are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 146 affordable apartments for rent in Kodiak, Alaska. Kodiak features 100 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 46 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kodiak.

Kodiak, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 3.06
Median Household Income $62,934 ±$12,715
Median Rent $862 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.97% ± 10.76pp
Total Population 6,293

Population and Household Demographics

Kodiak is a City in Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska with a population of 6,293. There are 2,001 households in the city with an average household size of 3.06 persons. 42.28% of households in Kodiak are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kodiak

The median gross income for households in Kodiak is $62,934 a year, or $5,245 a month. The median rent for the city is $862 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kodiak, a household making less than $2,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Kodiak.1

Area Median Income In Kodiak

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 Kodiak, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kodiak Island Borough.

In Kodiak, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,500

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 Kodiak

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 Kodiak HUD Rental Assistance in Kodiak

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,500 $22,300 $26,660 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $32,500 $37,150 $41,800 $46,400 $50,150 $53,850 $57,550 $61,250
80% of Median $52,000 $59,400 $66,850 $74,250 $80,200 $86,150 $92,100 $98,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kodiak

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2011 to 2011, 1 low income apartment communities containing 236 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kodiak by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Kodiak

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $32,500 $37,150 $41,800 $46,400 $50,150 $53,850 $57,550 $61,250
60% of Median $39,000 $44,580 $50,160 $55,680 $60,180 $64,620 $69,060 $73,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Kodiak is $50,160 a year, or $4,180 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,180 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,254 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $813 $871 $1,045 $1,207 $1,346 $1,485
60% $975 $1,045 $1,254 $1,448 $1,616 $1,782
Fair Market Rents in Kodiak

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
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,019 $1,087 $1,432 $2,066 $2,074