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Affordable Housing In Custer County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Custer County

Miles City Eagles Manor

1000 Palmer St
Miles City, Montana

Custer Villa

210 Arrowhead Dr
Miles City, Montana


813 Main St
Miles City, Montana

Custer Village CO Hda Management

10 Ponderosa Dr
Miles City, Montana


2007 Clark St
Miles City, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Custer County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Custer County, Montana

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 166 affordable apartments for rent in Custer County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Custer County, Montana

Custer County features 143 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 Custer County, Montana

There are 23 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Custer County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Custer County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Custer County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $772 and $944.

2021 Custer 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 $601 $651 $858 $1,228 $1,244
Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $586 to $716 $772 to $944 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,120 to $1,368

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Custer County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 166
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $48,750 ±$5,007
Median Rent $612 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.23% ± 7.06pp
Total Population 11,945

Population and Household Demographics

Custer County is a county in Montana with a population of 11,945. There are 4,827 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 30.93% of households in Custer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Custer County

The median gross income for households in Custer County is $48,750 a year, or $4,063 a month. The median rent for the county is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Custer County, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Custer County.

Area Median Income In Custer 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 Custer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,500

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 Custer 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 Custer County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
80% of Median $42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800

Cities In Custer County

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City Served By
Ismay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ismay is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Miles City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miles City is the Montana Department of Commerce.