Unalaska, Alaska Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Unalaska where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 16 affordable apartments in Unalaska that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Unalaska, Alaska

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Unalaska. Go to the Alaska Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Unalaska.

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Unalaska, Alaska Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Unalaska, Alaska

Unalaska 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 Unalaska, Alaska

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Unalaska.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Unalaska, Alaska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Unalaska, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,617 and $1,977.

2023 Unalaska, 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
Unalaska, Alaska Fair Market Rent $1,202 $1,365 $1,797 $2,187 $2,414
Unalaska, Alaska Payment Standard Range $1,082 to $1,322 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,617 to $1,977 $1,968 to $2,406 $2,173 to $2,655

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Unalaska, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 75.63%
Average Renter Household Size 3.72
Average Household Size 3.75
Median Household Income $90,500 ±$3,366
Median Rent $1,403 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15.73% ± 2.49pp
Total Population 4,619

Population and Household Demographics

Unalaska is a city in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska with a population of 4,619. There are 874 households in the city with an average household size of 3.75 persons. 75.63% of households in Unalaska are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Unalaska

The median gross income for households in Unalaska is $90,500 a year, or $7,542 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,403 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Unalaska, a household making less than $4,677 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Unalaska.

Area Median Income In Unalaska

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

In Unalaska, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,200

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 Unalaska

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 Unalaska

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Unalaska AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,300 $25,500 $28,790 $34,690 $40,590 $46,490 $52,390 $58,290
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Unalaska AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,200 $42,500 $47,800 $53,100 $57,350 $61,600 $65,850 $70,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Unalaska AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,500 $68,000 $76,500 $84,950 $91,750 $98,550 $105,350 $112,150