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Affordable Housing In Blaine County
Montana

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blaine County

Hillcrest Apartments

126 Ohio St N
Chinook, Montana
Subsidized
VASH Welcome

Grande Villa Apartments

301 Pennsylvania Ave
Chinook, Montana
Subsidized

Pioneer Apartments

406 2nd Ave SW
Harlem, Montana
Subsidized

Fort Belknap Agency 1

236 Middle Rodeo Ave
Harlem, Montana

Ft. Belknap Housing Development Agency

Rodeo Grounds Subdivision
Hays, Montana
Subsidized

Fort Belknap Southern 1

Old Hays And Lodgepole Leggins
Harlem, Montana

Fort Belknap Tax Credit 3

668 Agency Main St
Harlem, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Blaine County

Housing Authority Programs
Montana Department of Commerce Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blaine County, Montana

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 171 affordable apartments for rent in Blaine County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Blaine County, Montana

Blaine County features 80 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 Blaine County, Montana

There are 91 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blaine County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blaine County, Montana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blaine County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Blaine County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blaine County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Blaine County, Montana 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 $514 $644 $734 $986 $1,100
Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $887 to $1,085 $990 to $1,210

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Blaine County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 171
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.62%
Average Renter Household Size 3.17
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $36,744 ±$2,265
Median Rent $483 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.29% ± 5.61pp
Total Population 6,598

Population and Household Demographics

Blaine County is a county in Montana with a population of 6,598. There are 2,238 households in the county with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 37.62% of households in Blaine County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blaine County

The median gross income for households in Blaine County is $36,744 a year, or $3,062 a month. The median rent for the county is $483 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blaine County, a household making less than $1,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Blaine County.

Area Median Income In Blaine County

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 Blaine County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,200

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 Blaine County

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 Blaine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,000 $28,600 $32,150 $35,700 $38,600 $41,450 $44,300 $47,150
80% of Median $40,000 $45,700 $51,400 $57,100 $61,700 $66,250 $70,850 $75,400

Cities In Blaine County

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City Served By
Chinook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chinook is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Fort Belknap Agency The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Belknap Agency is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Harlem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harlem is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Hays The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hays is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Lodge Pole The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lodge Pole is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Turner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turner is the Montana Department of Commerce.