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Affordable Housing In Fort Smith
Big Horn County, Montana

Housing Authorities that serve Fort Smith

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Smith, Montana

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

Income Based Apartments in Fort Smith, Montana

Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith, Montana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Smith, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Smith, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $793 and $969.

2021 Fort Smith, 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
Fort Smith, Montana Fair Market Rent $617 $668 $881 $1,096 $1,251
Fort Smith, Montana Payment Standard Range $555 to $679 $601 to $735 $793 to $969 $986 to $1,206 $1,126 to $1,376

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fort Smith, 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 60%
Average Renter Household Size 1.39
Average Household Size 1.23
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 72.22% ± 113.86pp
Total Population 37

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Smith is a city in Big Horn County, Montana with a population of 37. There are 30 households in the city with an average household size of 1.23 persons. 60% of households in Fort Smith are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Smith

The median gross income for households in Fort Smith is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Smith, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 72.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Smith.

Area Median Income In Fort Smith

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Fort Smith, the AMI is calculated from all households within Big Horn County.

In Fort Smith, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,300

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 Fort Smith

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 Fort Smith

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Smith AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Smith AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,000 $28,600 $32,150 $35,700 $38,600 $41,450 $44,300 $47,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Smith AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,000 $45,700 $51,400 $57,100 $61,700 $66,250 $70,850 $75,400