Affordable Housing In Bethel Census Area
Alaska

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bethel Census Area

Mendenhall Woods

3510 Mendenhall Loop Rd
Juneau, AK
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Yakutat - Tlingit Haida

1900 Mallot Ave
Yakutat, AK
HCV Welcome

Juneau

895 W 12th St
Juneau, AK

Sitka

404 Lake St
Sitka, AK

Channel View

317 Gastineau Ave
Juneau, AK
HCV Welcome

Sit Tuwan Apartments - Tlingit Haida Rha

Nhn Kanata Deyi St
Juneau, AK
HCV Welcome

Tysons Terrace Apartments

101 Burkhart Dr
Sitka, AK

Eaglewood - Ahdc Phase IIi

1651 Renninger St
Juneau, AK
HCV Welcome

Lulu Heron Apartments

405 Ptarmigan Rd
Bethel, AK
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,068 affordable apartments for rent in Bethel Census Area, Alaska. Bethel Census Area features 601 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 467 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bethel Census Area.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bethel Census Area, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 1,068
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 601
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
Total Population 17,776

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.1

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 $56,700

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 Bethel Census Area HUD Rental Assistance in Bethel Census Area

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $26,660 $32,190 $37,720 $43,250 $48,780 $54,310
50% of Median $31,900 $36,450 $41,000 $45,550 $49,200 $52,850 $56,500 $60,150
80% of Median $51,050 $58,350 $65,650 $72,900 $78,750 $84,600 $90,400 $96,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bethel Census Area

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 32 low income apartment communities containing 1,518 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bethel Census Area by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bethel Census Area

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,900 $36,450 $41,000 $45,550 $49,200 $52,850 $56,500 $60,150
60% of Median $38,280 $43,740 $49,200 $54,660 $59,040 $63,420 $67,800 $72,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bethel Census Area is $49,200 a year, or $4,100 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,100 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,230 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $798 $854 $1,025 $1,184 $1,321 $1,458
60% $957 $1,025 $1,230 $1,421 $1,586 $1,750
Fair Market Rents in Bethel Census Area

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,234 $1,483 $1,688 $2,104 $2,287

Cities In Bethel Census Area

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City Listings Served By
Petersburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petersburg is the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8.
Bethel 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.
Akiachak 0
Akiak 0
Aniak 0
Atmautluak 0
Chefornak 0
Chuathbaluk 0
Crooked Creek 0
Eek 0
Goodnews Bay 0
Kasigluk 0
Kipnuk 0
Kongiganak 0
Kwethluk 0
Kwigillingok 0
Lime Village 0
Lower Kalskag 0
Mekoryuk 0
Mertarvik 0
Napakiak 0
Napaskiak 0
Newtok 0
Nightmute 0
Nunapitchuk 0
Oscarville 0
Platinum 0
Quinhagak 0
Red Devil 0
Sleetmute 0
Stony River 0
Toksook Bay 0
Tuluksak 0
Tuntutuliak 0
Tununak 0
Upper Kalskag 0
Juneau 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Juneau are the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.
Sitka 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sitka are the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.
Yakutat 1
Wrangell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wrangell are the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Section 8 and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing.