Affordable Housing In Seaside
Clatsop County, Oregon

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seaside

Salmonberry Knoll Apartments

1250 S Wahanna Road
Seaside, Oregon

Sandhill Apartments

150 S Wahanna Rd
Seaside, Oregon

Hudson Point

1021 S Downing St
Seaside, Oregon

Creekside Village Apartments

1953 Spruce Dr
Seaside, Oregon
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Seaside, Oregon

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 Seaside, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seaside, Oregon

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 138 affordable apartments for rent in Seaside, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Seaside, Oregon

Seaside features 68 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, Oregon

There are 70 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seaside.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seaside, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seaside landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Seaside.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seaside, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $971 and $1,187.

2022 Seaside, Oregon 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
Seaside, Oregon Fair Market Rent $763 $919 $1,079 $1,533 $1,847
Seaside, Oregon Payment Standard Range $687 to $839 $827 to $1,011 $971 to $1,187 $1,380 to $1,686 $1,662 to $2,032

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seaside, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $37,887 ±$3,838
Median Rent $882 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.01% ± 13.37pp
Total Population 6,483

Population and Household Demographics

Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon with a population of 6,483. There are 2,897 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 55.54% of households in Seaside are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seaside

The median gross income for households in Seaside is $37,887 a year, or $3,157 a month. The median rent for the city is $882 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 $2,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.01% 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 Clatsop County.

In Seaside, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Seaside AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,300 $17,500 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Seaside AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Seaside AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000