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Affordable Housing In Nikolski
Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nikolski, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Nikolski, Alaska

Nikolski 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 Nikolski, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nikolski, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nikolski, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,580 and $1,931.

2020 Nikolski, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,144 $1,333 $1,755 $2,187 $2,612
Payment Standard Range $1,030 to $1,258 $1,200 to $1,466 $1,580 to $1,931 $1,968 to $2,406 $2,351 to $2,873

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Nikolski, 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 60%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 1.85
Median Household Income $35,000 ±$17,361
Median Rent $950 ±$279
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.67% ± 108.25pp
Total Population 37

Population and Household Demographics

Nikolski is a city in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska with a population of 37. There are 20 households in the city with an average household size of 1.85 persons. 60% of households in Nikolski are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nikolski

The median gross income for households in Nikolski is $35,000 a year, or $2,917 a month. The median rent for the city is $950 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nikolski, a household making less than $3,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Nikolski.

Area Median Income In Nikolski

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 Nikolski, the AMI is calculated from all households within Aleutians West Census Area.

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

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 Nikolski

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 Nikolski

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $32,750 $38,350 $43,950 $49,550 $55,150
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $57,300 $65,500 $73,700 $81,850 $88,400 $94,950 $101,500 $108,050