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Affordable Housing In Wrangell

Waiting List Openings In Wrangell

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

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wrangell

Wrangell Senior Apartments

351 Bennett St.
Wrangell, Alaska
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Housing Authorities that serve Wrangell

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 Wrangell, Alaska

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Wrangell, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Wrangell, Alaska

Wrangell features 24 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 Wrangell, Alaska

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wrangell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wrangell, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wrangell landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wrangell.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wrangell, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,519 and $1,857.

2020 Wrangell, 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 $1,234 $1,483 $1,688 $2,104 $2,287
Payment Standard Range $1,111 to $1,357 $1,335 to $1,631 $1,519 to $1,857 $1,894 to $2,314 $2,058 to $2,516

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wrangell, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.9%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $48,603 ±$6,199
Median Rent $732 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.62% ± 9.75pp
Total Population 2,387

Population and Household Demographics

Wrangell is a city in Alaska with a population of 2,387. There are 1,127 households in the city with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 33.9% of households in Wrangell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wrangell

The median gross income for households in Wrangell is $48,603 a year, or $4,050 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wrangell, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Wrangell.

Area Median Income In Wrangell

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 Wrangell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,900

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 Wrangell

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 Wrangell

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $27,150 $32,750 $38,350 $43,950 $49,550 $55,150
50% of Median $34,450 $39,350 $44,250 $49,150 $53,100 $57,050 $60,950 $64,900
80% of Median $55,100 $62,950 $70,800 $78,650 $84,950 $91,250 $97,550 $103,850