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

Discover affordable housing in Seward where there are 6+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Kimberly Court Apartments

1821 Swetmann Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664

Bayview Apartments

214 6th Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664

Bayside Apartments

1011 4th St, Seward, Alaska 0

Glacier View Apartments

200 Lowell Canyon Rd, Seward, Alaska 99664

Gateway Apartments

1810 Phoenix Rd, Seward, Alaska 0

Pacific Park

106 Caines, Seward, Alaska 99664

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Seward, Alaska
$12.91 (+110%) more than Alaska minimum wage and $17.39 (+240%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Seward, 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 Seward, Alaska.

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

How many renters live in Seward, Alaska?

The City of Seward has 2,768 people living in 1,017 households.

There are 641 renters living in 355 renter households in this City. Renters make up 23.16 percent of the population living in Seward.

What is the rental market like in Seward, Alaska?

There are an estimated 1,227 housing units in the Seward area. Of these, 395 units are rental homes, making up 32 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Seward, Alaska, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Seward?

The rental vacancy rate in Seward is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Seward
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
23 102 149 81 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Seward

A large number of apartments in Seward 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 Seward are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 72 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 0 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 Seward

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $984 to $2,090. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $984
One BR $990
Two BR $1,301
Three BR $1,833
Four BR $2,090
2024 Fair Market Rents in Seward, Alaska

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

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 22 96 percent
One BR 58 57 percent
Two BR 93 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Seward, Alaska

How many affordable rental units are in Seward?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 58
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 65
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 20
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Seward, Alaska

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

Income Based Apartments in Seward, Alaska

Seward features 128 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 Seward, Alaska

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seward.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seward, Alaska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seward landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Seward.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seward, Alaska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,171 and $1,431.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.