Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Bethel, AK

Find 2 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Bethel, AK – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Ayalpik Apartments

105 Atsaq St, Bethel, Alaska 99559

Lulu Heron Apartments

405 Ptarmigan Rd, Bethel, Alaska 0

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Bethel, Alaska
$37.06/hour
$25.33 (+216%) more than Alaska minimum wage and $29.81 (+411%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Bethel, Alaska Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Bethel, Alaska.

Go to the Alaska Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bethel.

How many renters live in Bethel, Alaska?

The City of Bethel has 6,312 people living in 1,937 households.

There are 3,008 renters living in 1,138 renter households in this City. Renters make up 47.66 percent of the population living in Bethel.

What is the rental market like in Bethel, Alaska?

There are an estimated 2,451 housing units in the Bethel area. Of these, 1,191 units are rental homes, making up 49 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Bethel, Alaska, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Bethel?

The rental vacancy rate in Bethel is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Bethel for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bethel
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
94 314 349 321 60
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bethel

A large number of apartments in Bethel have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Bethel are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 23 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Bethel

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,587 to $2,710. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,587
One BR $1,597
Two BR $1,957
Three BR $2,366
Four BR $2,710
2024 Fair Market Rents in Bethel, Alaska

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Bethel?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 23 24 percent
One BR 198 63 percent
Two BR 72 21 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Bethel, Alaska

How many affordable rental units are in Bethel?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Bethel, Alaska including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 117
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 18
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 16
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Bethel, Alaska

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 $1,761 and $2,153.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.