Affordable Housing In Wasilla
Matanuska Susitna Borough Alaska

Waiting List Openings In Wasilla

Waiting ListStatus
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wasilla

Chinook Villa Apartments

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

Vista Rose

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

Fireweed Housing Development

1075 S Check St
Wasilla, AK
Disabled Supportive Housing


1201 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK

Knik Manor

1351 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK
HCV Welcome

Deneki House

222 E Danna Ave
Wasilla, AK
Disabled Supportive Housing


1402 E Franklin Smith Way
Wasilla, AK
HCV Welcome

Susitna Place Apartments

1310 S Century Cir
Wasilla, AK
HCV Welcome

Forest Hill

1001 N Lucille St
Wasilla, AK
HCV Welcome


199 E Kalli Cir
Wasilla, AK
HCV Welcome

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 472 affordable apartments for rent in Wasilla. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 65 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wasilla, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 407 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Wasilla, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 472
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 65
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Total Population 8,676
Housing Units 2,946
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

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wasilla

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

From 1993 to 2008, 11 low income apartment communities containing 298 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wasilla 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 Wasilla

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $38,940 $44,460 $50,040 $55,560 $60,060 $64,500 $68,940 $73,380

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 Wasilla is $50,040 a year, or $4,170 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,170 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,251 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% $811 $869 $1,043 $1,204 $1,344 $1,483
60% $974 $1,043 $1,251 $1,445 $1,613 $1,779
Fair Market Rents in Wasilla

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$768 $815 $1,078 $1,559 $1,893