Affordable Housing In Wasilla
Matanuska Susitna Borough, Alaska

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wasilla

Chinook Villa Apartments

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

Vista Rose

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

Fireweed Housing Development

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

Wasilla

1201 S Century Cir
Wasilla, Alaska

Knik Manor

1351 S Century Cir
Wasilla, Alaska

Deneki House

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

Susitna Place Apartments

1310 S Century Cir
Wasilla, Alaska

Forest Hill

1001 N Lucille St
Wasilla, Alaska

Ridgecrest

199 E Kalli Cir
Wasilla, Alaska

The Birches

251 E Kalli Cir
Wasilla, Alaska

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wasilla, Alaska

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wasilla, Alaska

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 $932 and $1,139.

2022 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
Wasilla, Alaska Fair Market Rent $744 $789 $1,035 $1,470 $1,772
Wasilla, Alaska Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $710 to $868 $932 to $1,139 $1,323 to $1,617 $1,595 to $1,949

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.

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 $91,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Wasilla

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wasilla AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wasilla AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,100 $36,650 $41,250 $45,800 $49,500 $53,150 $56,800 $60,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wasilla AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,350 $58,650 $66,000 $73,300 $79,200 $85,050 $90,900 $96,800