Affordable Housing In Fergus County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fergus County
Housing Authorities that serve Fergus County
|Montana Department of Commerce||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Fergus County, Montana
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 216 affordable apartments for rent in Fergus County, Montana.
Income Based Apartments in Fergus County, Montana
Fergus County features 175 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 Fergus County, Montana
There are 41 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fergus County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Fergus County, Montana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fergus County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fergus County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fergus County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $779 and $952.
2021 Fergus 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||$606||$656||$865||$1,076||$1,498|
|Payment Standard Range||$545 to $667||$590 to $722||$779 to $952||$968 to $1,184||$1,348 to $1,648|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Fergus County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||216|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||175|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||29.51%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.29|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Median Household Income||$40,881 ±$3,795|
|Median Rent||$686 ±$59|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||33.47% ± 11pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Fergus County is a county in Montana with a population of 11,468. There are 4,879 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 29.51% of households in Fergus County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Fergus County
The median gross income for households in Fergus County is $40,881 a year, or $3,407 a month. The median rent for the county is $686 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fergus County, a household making less than $2,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Fergus County.
Area Median Income In Fergus 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 Fergus County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,800
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 Fergus 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 Fergus 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 Fergus County
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|Denton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denton is the Montana Department of Commerce.|
|Grass Range||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grass Range is the Montana Department of Commerce.|
|Lewistown||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewistown is the Montana Department of Commerce.|
|Lewistown Heights||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewistown Heights is the Montana Department of Commerce.|
|Moore||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moore is the Montana Department of Commerce.|
|Roy||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roy is the Montana Department of Commerce.|
|Winifred||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winifred is the Montana Department of Commerce.|