Affordable Housing In Bethel Census Area
32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bethel Census Area
Guide To Affordable Housing in Bethel Census Area, Alaska
There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,122 affordable apartments for rent in Bethel Census Area, Alaska.
Income Based Apartments in Bethel Census Area, Alaska
Bethel Census Area features 625 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 Census Area, Alaska
There are 490 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bethel Census Area.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Bethel Census Area, Alaska
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bethel Census Area landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bethel Census Area.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bethel Census Area, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,528 and $1,868.
2022 Bethel Census Area, 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 Census Area, Alaska Fair Market Rent||$1,242||$1,362||$1,698||$2,099||$2,547|
|Bethel Census Area, 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 Census Area, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||32|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,122|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||625|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.43%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.34|
|Average Household Size||3.86|
|Median Household Income||$51,012 ±$2,526|
|Median Rent||$1,169 ±$99|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||26.98% ± 5.7pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Bethel Census Area is a county in Alaska with a population of 17,776. There are 4,488 households in the county with an average household size of 3.86 persons. 35.43% of households in Bethel Census Area are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Bethel Census Area
The median gross income for households in Bethel Census Area is $51,012 a year, or $4,251 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,169 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bethel Census Area, a household making less than $3,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Bethel Census Area.
Area Median Income In Bethel Census Area
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 Bethel Census Area, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600
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 Bethel Census Area
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 Census Area
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bethel Census Area 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 Census Area 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 Census Area AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Bethel Census Area
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