Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Kotzebue, AK

Discover affordable housing in Kotzebue where there are 1+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Tupqich Elder Apartments

607 Wolverine Dr, Kotzebue, Alaska 99752

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Kotzebue, Alaska

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Kotzebue, Alaska
$35.68/hour
$23.95 (+204%) more than Alaska minimum wage and $28.43 (+392%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Kotzebue, Alaska?

The City of Kotzebue has 3,088 people living in 852 households.

There are 1,524 renters living in 480 renter households in this City. Renters make up 49.35 percent of the population living in Kotzebue.

What is the rental market like in Kotzebue, Alaska?

There are an estimated 1,091 housing units in the Kotzebue area. Of these, 503 units are rental homes, making up 46 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Kotzebue, Alaska, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Kotzebue?

The rental vacancy rate in Kotzebue is 1 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Kotzebue for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kotzebue
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
41 92 157 158 32
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kotzebue

A large number of apartments in Kotzebue have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Kotzebue are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 21 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 6 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Kotzebue

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,277 to $2,881. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,277
One BR $1,434
Two BR $1,884
Three BR $2,611
Four BR $2,881
2024 Fair Market Rents in Kotzebue, Alaska

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Kotzebue?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 24 59 percent
One BR 43 47 percent
Two BR 45 29 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Kotzebue, Alaska

How many affordable rental units are in Kotzebue?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Kotzebue, Alaska including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 4
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Kotzebue, Alaska

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 $1,696 and $2,072.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.