Affordable Housing In Bethel
Bethel Census Area,
2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bethel
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bethel, 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 Bethel, Alaska
|Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing||Public Housing; Moving to Work|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Bethel, Alaska
There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Bethel, Alaska.
Income Based Apartments in Bethel, Alaska
Bethel features 40 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 Bethel, Alaska
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bethel.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Bethel, Alaska
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bethel landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bethel.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bethel, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,528 and $1,868.
2022 Bethel, 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|
|Bethel, Alaska Fair Market Rent||$1,242||$1,362||$1,698||$2,099||$2,547|
|Bethel, Alaska Payment Standard Range||$1,118 to $1,366||$1,226 to $1,498||$1,528 to $1,868||$1,889 to $2,309||$2,292 to $2,802|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Bethel, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||2|
|Total Low Income Apartments||40|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||40|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||50.55%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.87|
|Average Household Size||3.12|
|Median Household Income||$76,135 ±$5,573|
|Median Rent||$1,360 ±$108|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||36.42% ± 8.64pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Bethel is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska with a population of 6,370. There are 1,923 households in the city with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 50.55% of households in Bethel are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Bethel
The median gross income for households in Bethel is $76,135 a year, or $6,345 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,360 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bethel, a household making less than $4,533 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Bethel.
Area Median Income In Bethel
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 Bethel, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bethel Census Area.
In Bethel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000
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 Bethel
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 Bethel
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bethel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bethel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bethel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.