Affordable Housing In Saxman
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saxman, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Saxman, Alaska

Saxman 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 Saxman, Alaska

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saxman, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saxman, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,201 and $1,467.

2022 Saxman, 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
Saxman, Alaska Fair Market Rent $886 $1,014 $1,334 $1,777 $2,268
Saxman, Alaska Payment Standard Range $797 to $975 $913 to $1,115 $1,201 to $1,467 $1,599 to $1,955 $2,041 to $2,495

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Saxman, 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 43.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 3.06
Median Household Income $46,250 ±$14,805
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 8.93% ± 18.51pp
Total Population 401

Population and Household Demographics

Saxman is a city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska with a population of 401. There are 130 households in the city with an average household size of 3.06 persons. 43.08% of households in Saxman are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saxman

The median gross income for households in Saxman is $46,250 a year, or $3,854 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saxman, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 8.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Saxman.

Area Median Income In Saxman

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 Saxman, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

In Saxman, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,200

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 Saxman

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 Saxman

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Saxman AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,750 $21,770 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Saxman AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,250 $35,700 $40,150 $44,600 $48,200 $51,750 $55,350 $58,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Saxman AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,950 $57,100 $64,250 $71,350 $77,100 $82,800 $88,500 $94,200