Affordable Housing In Valdez Cordova Census Area
Alaska

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Valdez Cordova Census Area

Cordova Mews Apartments

409 6th st
Cordova, AK
HCV Welcome

Sunset View

401 2nd St
Cordova, AK
Subsidized

Sound View Apartments

454 W Hanagita St
Valdez, AK
HCV Welcome

Valdez

100 Alatna St
Valdez, AK
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Valdez Cordova Census Area, Alaska

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 71 affordable apartments for rent in Valdez Cordova Census Area, Alaska. Valdez Cordova Census Area features 29 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 42 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Valdez Cordova Census Area.

Valdez Cordova Census Area, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 71
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 29
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 3.10
Median Household Income $78,810 ±$5,996
Median Rent $974 ±$175
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.34% ± 9.44pp
Total Population 9,617

Population and Household Demographics

Valdez Cordova Census Area is a County in Alaska with a population of 9,617. There are 3,010 households in the county with an average household size of 3.10 persons. 29.4% of households in Valdez Cordova Census Area are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Valdez Cordova Census Area

The median gross income for households in Valdez Cordova Census Area is $78,810 a year, or $6,568 a month. The median rent for the county is $974 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Valdez Cordova Census Area, a household making less than $3,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Valdez Cordova Census Area.1

Area Median Income In Valdez Cordova Census Area

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 Valdez Cordova Census Area, 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 Valdez Cordova Census Area

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 Valdez Cordova Census Area HUD Rental Assistance in Valdez Cordova Census Area

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,100 $28,250 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Valdez Cordova Census Area

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1996 to 1997, 2 low income apartment communities containing 42 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Valdez Cordova Census Area by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Valdez Cordova Census Area

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000
60% of Median $43,920 $50,160 $56,460 $62,700 $67,740 $72,780 $77,760 $82,800

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Valdez Cordova Census Area is $56,460 a year, or $4,705 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,705 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,412 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $915 $980 $1,176 $1,359 $1,516 $1,673
60% $1,098 $1,176 $1,412 $1,631 $1,820 $2,007
Fair Market Rents in Valdez Cordova Census Area

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
$809 $1,090 $1,241 $1,546 $1,847

Cities In Valdez Cordova Census Area

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City Listings Served By
Cordova 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cordova is the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.
Valdez 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Valdez are the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.