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Affordable Housing In Chouteau County
Montana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chouteau County

Sunrise Bluff Estates

711 21st St
Fort Benton, Montana
Subsidized

Centennial Lodge

200 Montana Ave
Big Sandy, Montana

Canyon Villas

2201 Choteau St
Fort Benton, Montana
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Chouteau County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chouteau County, Montana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Chouteau County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Chouteau County, Montana

Chouteau County 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 Chouteau County, Montana

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chouteau County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chouteau County, Montana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chouteau County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chouteau County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chouteau County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $679 and $829.

2021 Chouteau 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 $528 $572 $754 $938 $1,022
Payment Standard Range $475 to $581 $515 to $629 $679 to $829 $844 to $1,032 $920 to $1,124

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chouteau County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $38,521 ±$2,648
Median Rent $424 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.84% ± 4.47pp
Total Population 5,855

Population and Household Demographics

Chouteau County is a county in Montana with a population of 5,855. There are 2,288 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 39.64% of households in Chouteau County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chouteau County

The median gross income for households in Chouteau County is $38,521 a year, or $3,210 a month. The median rent for the county is $424 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chouteau County, a household making less than $1,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Chouteau County.

Area Median Income In Chouteau 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 Chouteau County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,400

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 Chouteau 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 Chouteau 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 Chouteau County

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City Served By
Big Sandy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Sandy is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Boneau The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boneau is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Carter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carter is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Fort Benton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Benton is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Geraldine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geraldine is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Highwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highwood is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Loma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loma is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Parker School The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parker School is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Rocky Boy West The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rocky Boy West is the Montana Department of Commerce.