Affordable Housing In Lower Kalskag
Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lower Kalskag, Alaska

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lower Kalskag, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Lower Kalskag, Alaska

Lower Kalskag features 0 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 Lower Kalskag, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lower Kalskag, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lower Kalskag, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,528 and $1,868.

2022 Lower Kalskag, 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
Lower Kalskag, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,242 $1,362 $1,698 $2,099 $2,547
Lower Kalskag, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,118 to $1,366 $1,226 to $1,498 $1,528 to $1,868 $1,889 to $2,309 $2,292 to $2,802

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lower Kalskag, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.48%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 3.77
Median Household Income $30,536 ±$2,251
Median Rent $475 ±$366
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 7.69% ± 120.84pp
Total Population 317

Population and Household Demographics

Lower Kalskag is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska with a population of 317. There are 84 households in the city with an average household size of 3.77 persons. 15.48% of households in Lower Kalskag are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lower Kalskag

The median gross income for households in Lower Kalskag is $30,536 a year, or $2,545 a month. The median rent for the city is $475 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lower Kalskag, a household making less than $1,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 7.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Lower Kalskag.

Area Median Income In Lower Kalskag

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 Lower Kalskag, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bethel Census Area.

In Lower Kalskag, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Lower Kalskag

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 Lower Kalskag

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lower Kalskag AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,800 $28,790 $34,690 $40,590 $46,490 $52,390 $58,290
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lower Kalskag AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,500 $53,500 $57,450 $61,400 $65,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lower Kalskag AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,450 $63,400 $71,300 $79,200 $85,550 $91,900 $98,250 $104,550