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Tupqich Elder Apartments

607 Wolverine Dr
Kotzebue, Alaska
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Kotzebue that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 5 low-income homes in Kotzebue where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on September 19th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Kotzebue, Alaska Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kotzebue, Alaska

Kotzebue features 5 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 Kotzebue, Alaska

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kotzebue.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kotzebue, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kotzebue landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Kotzebue.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kotzebue, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,548 and $1,892.

2023 Kotzebue, 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
Kotzebue, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,150 $1,307 $1,720 $2,302 $2,311
Kotzebue, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,035 to $1,265 $1,176 to $1,438 $1,548 to $1,892 $2,072 to $2,532 $2,080 to $2,542

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kotzebue, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 5
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.69%
Average Renter Household Size 3.33
Average Household Size 3.51
Median Household Income $87,708 ±$8,154
Median Rent $1,368 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.67% ± 5.94pp
Total Population 3,283

Population and Household Demographics

Kotzebue is a city in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska with a population of 3,283. There are 911 households in the city with an average household size of 3.51 persons. 52.69% of households in Kotzebue are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kotzebue

The median gross income for households in Kotzebue is $87,708 a year, or $7,309 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,368 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kotzebue, a household making less than $4,560 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Kotzebue.

Area Median Income In Kotzebue

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 Kotzebue, the AMI is calculated from all households within Northwest Arctic Borough.

In Kotzebue, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 Kotzebue

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 Kotzebue

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kotzebue AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,450 $24,640 $31,070 $37,500 $43,930 $50,360 $56,790 $63,220
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kotzebue AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kotzebue AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,500 $62,300 $70,100 $77,850 $84,100 $90,350 $96,550 $102,800