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Affordable Housing In Seaside
Monterey County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seaside

Hannon Assembled Apartments

1773 Waring St
Seaside, California

Hannon Seaview Apartments

1775 Waring St
Seaside, California

Villa Del Monte

1680 Broadway Ave
Seaside, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Del Monte Manor

1466 Yosemite St
Seaside, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Seaside

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seaside, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 538 affordable apartments for rent in Seaside, California.

Income Based Apartments in Seaside, California

Seaside features 405 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 Seaside, California

There are 133 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seaside.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seaside, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seaside landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Seaside.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seaside, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,629 and $1,991.

2020 Seaside, California 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
Fair Market Rent $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834
Payment Standard Range $1,201 to $1,467 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,629 to $1,991 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,551 to $3,117

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seaside, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 538
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 405
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.42%
Average Renter Household Size 3.52
Average Household Size 3.21
Median Household Income $51,704 ±$2,493
Median Rent $1,444 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.39% ± 4.69pp
Total Population 33,999

Population and Household Demographics

Seaside is a city in Monterey County, California with a population of 33,999. There are 10,197 households in the city with an average household size of 3.21 persons. 61.42% of households in Seaside are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seaside

The median gross income for households in Seaside is $51,704 a year, or $4,309 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,444 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seaside, a household making less than $4,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Seaside.

Area Median Income In Seaside

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 Seaside, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monterey County.

In Seaside, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 Seaside

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 Seaside

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,450 $52,350 $56,250 $60,100 $64,000
80% of Median $54,250 $62,000 $69,750 $77,500 $83,700 $89,900 $96,100 $102,300