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Affordable Housing In Garfield County

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garfield County, Montana

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

Income Based Apartments in Garfield County, Montana

Garfield County 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 Garfield County, Montana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garfield County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garfield County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Garfield 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 $514 $561 $734 $1,000 $1,150
Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $505 to $617 $661 to $807 $900 to $1,100 $1,035 to $1,265

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Garfield County, 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 25.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $39,732 ±$7,636
Median Rent $497 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 9.91% ± 11.08pp
Total Population 1,047

Population and Household Demographics

Garfield County is a county in Montana with a population of 1,047. There are 437 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 25.4% of households in Garfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garfield County

The median gross income for households in Garfield County is $39,732 a year, or $3,311 a month. The median rent for the county is $497 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garfield County, a household making less than $1,657 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 9.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Garfield County.

Area Median Income In Garfield 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 Garfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,400

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 Garfield 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 Garfield 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