Affordable Housing In Sitka

Sitka city limits extend into  Bethel Census Area and  Sitka City.

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sitka

Sawmill Creek

103 Burkhart St
Sitka, AK
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Rivers Edge Property, Inc

200 Flume Cir
Sitka, AK
Disabled Supportive Housing


404 Lake St
Sitka, AK

Tysons Terrace Apartments

101 Burkhart Dr
Sitka, AK
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Housing Authorities that serve Sitka

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sitka, Alaska

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 122 affordable apartments for rent in Sitka, Alaska. Sitka features 50 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 72 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sitka.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sitka, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $70,376 ±$4,235
Median Rent $1,057 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.11% ± 5.29pp
Total Population 8,943

Population and Household Demographics

Sitka is a City in Alaska with a population of 8,943. There are 3,472 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 40.78% of households in Sitka are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sitka

The median gross income for households in Sitka is $70,376 a year, or $5,865 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,057 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sitka, a household making less than $3,523 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Sitka.1

Area Median Income In Sitka

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 Sitka, 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 Sitka

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 Sitka HUD Rental Assistance in Sitka

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 Sitka

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