Affordable Housing In Seward
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seward

Bayside Apartments

1011 4th St
Seward, Alaska
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1-3 BR

Kimberly Court Apartments

1821 Swetmann Ave
Seward, Alaska
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1-3 BR

Bayview Apartments

214 6th Ave
Seward, Alaska
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1-2 BR

Glacier View Apartments

200 Lowell Canyon Rd
Seward, Alaska

Pacific Park

106 Caines
Seward, Alaska

Gateway Apartments

1810 Phoenix Rd
Seward, Alaska
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Seward, Alaska

Housing Authority Programs
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Public Housing Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seward, Alaska

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 148 affordable apartments for rent in Seward, Alaska.

Income Based Apartments in Seward, Alaska

Seward features 104 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 44 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 $965 and $1,179.

2022 Seward, 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
Seward, Alaska Fair Market Rent $815 $820 $1,072 $1,507 $1,662
Seward, Alaska Payment Standard Range $734 to $897 $738 to $902 $965 to $1,179 $1,356 to $1,658 $1,496 to $1,828

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seward, AK Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 148
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 104
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $53,750 ±$14,353
Median Rent $718 ±$115
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.23% ± 14.58pp
Total Population 2,710

Population and Household Demographics

Seward is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska with a population of 2,710. There are 867 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 53.17% of households in Seward are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seward

The median gross income for households in Seward is $53,750 a year, or $4,479 a month. The median rent for the city is $718 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seward, a household making less than $2,393 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Seward.

Area Median Income In Seward

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 Seward, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kenai Peninsula Borough.

In Seward, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,100

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 Seward

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 Seward

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Seward AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,400 $22,150 $27,450 $33,130 $38,810 $44,490 $50,170 $55,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Seward AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,250 $36,850 $41,450 $46,050 $49,750 $53,450 $57,150 $60,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Seward AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,600 $59,000 $66,350 $73,700 $79,600 $85,500 $91,400 $97,300