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Affordable Housing In Carter County
Montana

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carter County, Montana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Carter County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Carter County, Montana

Carter County features 0 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 Carter County, Montana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carter County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carter County, Montana

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

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

2021 Carter 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 $1,050 $1,150
Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,035 to $1,265

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Carter County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $45,000 ±$4,958
Median Rent $450 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 26.32pp
Total Population 1,227

Population and Household Demographics

Carter County is a county in Montana with a population of 1,227. There are 504 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 15.08% of households in Carter County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carter County

The median gross income for households in Carter County is $45,000 a year, or $3,750 a month. The median rent for the county is $450 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carter County, a household making less than $1,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Carter County.

Area Median Income In Carter 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 Carter County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,400

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 Carter 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 Carter 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