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Affordable Housing In Flathead County
Montana

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Flathead County

Meridian Pointe Apartments

1055 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Big Mountain Apartments

265 Colorado Avenue
Whitefish, Montana
$827
2 BR
Subsidized

Teakettle Vista II

1160 12th Ave W
Columbia Falls, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Ashley Creek Court

1128 Kenway Dr
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Depot Place

249 E Center St
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Spring Creek Apartments

10 Appleway Dr
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Colorado Village

445 Wisconsin Ave
Whitefish, Montana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Treasure State Apartments

600 Liberty Street
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Treasure State Plaza

600 Liberty Street
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

El Dorita Apartments

420 Liberty St.
Kalispell, Montana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Flathead County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Flathead County, Montana

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,402 affordable apartments for rent in Flathead County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Flathead County, Montana

Flathead County features 672 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 Flathead County, Montana

There are 730 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Flathead County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Flathead County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Flathead County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $860 and $1,051.

2021 Flathead 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 $630 $735 $955 $1,367 $1,583
Payment Standard Range $567 to $693 $662 to $809 $860 to $1,051 $1,230 to $1,504 $1,425 to $1,741

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Flathead County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 1,402
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 672
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $47,851 ±$1,921
Median Rent $788 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.42% ± 4.8pp
Total Population 93,333

Population and Household Demographics

Flathead County is a county in Montana with a population of 93,333. There are 37,106 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 29.07% of households in Flathead County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Flathead County

The median gross income for households in Flathead County is $47,851 a year, or $3,988 a month. The median rent for the county is $788 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Flathead County, a household making less than $2,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Flathead County.

Area Median Income In Flathead 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 Flathead County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,800

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 Flathead 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 Flathead County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
80% of Median $41,350 $47,250 $53,150 $59,050 $63,800 $68,500 $73,250 $77,950

Cities In Flathead County

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City Served By
Batavia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Batavia is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Bigfork The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bigfork is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Columbia Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia Falls is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Coram The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coram is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Evergreen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evergreen is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Forest Hill Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hill Village is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena Flats The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Helena Flats is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Hungry Horse The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hungry Horse is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Kalispell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kalispell is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Kila The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kila is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Lakeside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeside is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Little Bitterroot Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Bitterroot Lake is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Marion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Martin City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martin City is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Niarada The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Niarada is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Olney The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olney is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Somers The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somers is the Montana Department of Commerce.
West Glacier The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Glacier is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Whitefish The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whitefish are the Whitefish Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.