Affordable Housing In Petersburg
Bethel Census Area, Alaska

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Petersburg

North Wind Apartments

PO Box 1965
Petersburg, AK
Subsidized

Petersburg Elderly

PO Box 1530
Petersburg, AK
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Petersburg

Housing Authority Programs
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Petersburg, Alaska

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Petersburg, Alaska. Petersburg features 48 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Petersburg.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Petersburg, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.83%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $68,641 ±$6,910
Median Rent $931 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.12% ± 8.41pp
Total Population 3,024

Population and Household Demographics

Petersburg is a City in Bethel Census Area, Alaska with a population of 3,024. There are 1,215 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 33.83% of households in Petersburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Petersburg

The median gross income for households in Petersburg is $68,641 a year, or $5,720 a month. The median rent for the city is $931 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Petersburg, a household making less than $3,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Petersburg.1

Area Median Income In Petersburg

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

In Petersburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Petersburg

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 Petersburg HUD Rental Assistance in Petersburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $26,660 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $31,900 $36,450 $41,000 $45,550 $49,200 $52,850 $56,500 $60,150
80% of Median $51,050 $58,350 $65,650 $72,900 $78,750 $84,600 $90,400 $96,250
Fair Market Rents in Petersburg

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,234 $1,483 $1,688 $2,104 $2,287