Affordable Housing In Wasilla
Matanuska Susitna Borough, Alaska

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wasilla

Chinook Villa Apartments

1200 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Vista Rose

1250 N. Lucille Street
Wasilla, AK
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+

Fireweed Housing Development

1075 S Check St
Wasilla, AK
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Wasilla

1201 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK

Knik Manor

1351 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK
Accepts Vouchers

Deneki House

222 E Danna Ave
Wasilla, AK
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Susitna Place Apartments

1310 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK
Accepts Vouchers

Forest Hill

1001 N Lucille St
Wasilla, AK
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgecrest

199 E Kalli Cir
Wasilla, AK
Accepts Vouchers

The Birches

251 E Kalli Cir
Wasilla, AK
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Wasilla

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 Wasilla, Alaska

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 443 affordable apartments for rent in Wasilla, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Wasilla, Alaska

Wasilla features 65 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 Wasilla, Alaska

There are 378 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wasilla.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wasilla, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wasilla landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Wasilla.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wasilla, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $939 and $1,147.

2020 Wasilla, 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
Fair Market Rent $741 $792 $1,043 $1,505 $1,831
Payment Standard Range $667 to $815 $713 to $871 $939 to $1,147 $1,355 to $1,656 $1,648 to $2,014

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wasilla, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 443
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 65
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $61,541 ±$4,464
Median Rent $1,008 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.96% ± 7.65pp
Total Population 8,676

Population and Household Demographics

Wasilla is a City in Matanuska Susitna Borough, Alaska with a population of 8,676. There are 2,946 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 44.64% of households in Wasilla are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wasilla

The median gross income for households in Wasilla is $61,541 a year, or $5,128 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,008 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wasilla, a household making less than $3,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Wasilla.1

Area Median Income In Wasilla

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 Wasilla, the AMI is calculated from all households within Matanuska Susitna Borough.

In Wasilla, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,600

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 Wasilla

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 Wasilla HUD Rental Assistance in Wasilla

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,500 $22,250 $26,660 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $32,450 $37,050 $41,700 $46,300 $50,050 $53,750 $57,450 $61,150
80% of Median $51,900 $59,300 $66,700 $74,100 $80,050 $86,000 $91,900 $97,850