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Affordable Housing In North Slope Borough

Guide To Affordable Housing in North Slope Borough, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in North Slope Borough, Alaska

North Slope Borough 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 North Slope Borough, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in North Slope Borough, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in North Slope Borough, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,334 and $1,630.

2020 North Slope Borough, 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 $1,111 $1,190 $1,482 $1,847 $2,008
Payment Standard Range $1,000 to $1,222 $1,071 to $1,309 $1,334 to $1,630 $1,662 to $2,032 $1,807 to $2,209

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

North Slope Borough, 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 46.48%
Average Renter Household Size 3.07
Average Household Size 3.28
Median Household Income $72,576 ±$8,046
Median Rent $1,087 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 19.85% ± 5.16pp
Total Population 9,667

Population and Household Demographics

North Slope Borough is a county in Alaska with a population of 9,667. There are 1,962 households in the county with an average household size of 3.28 persons. 46.48% of households in North Slope Borough are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North Slope Borough

The median gross income for households in North Slope Borough is $72,576 a year, or $6,048 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,087 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North Slope Borough, a household making less than $3,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 19.85% of households who rent are overburdened in North Slope Borough.

Area Median Income In North Slope Borough

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.

In North Slope Borough, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,900

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 North Slope Borough

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 North Slope Borough

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,200 $21,550 $27,150 $32,750 $38,350 $43,950 $49,550 $55,150
50% of Median $30,300 $34,600 $38,950 $43,250 $46,750 $50,200 $53,650 $57,100
80% of Median $48,450 $55,400 $62,300 $69,200 $74,750 $80,300 $85,850 $91,350