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Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Montana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Big Boulder Apartments

501 E 4th Ave
Boulder, Montana
Subsidized

Coachman Court

409 E. Legion Avenue
Whitehall, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Montana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 52 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Montana

Jefferson County features 52 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 Jefferson County, Montana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Montana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Jefferson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $819 and $1,001.

2021 Jefferson 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 $637 $690 $910 $1,132 $1,466
Payment Standard Range $573 to $701 $621 to $759 $819 to $1,001 $1,019 to $1,245 $1,319 to $1,613

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $60,842 ±$2,048
Median Rent $711 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.06% ± 8.62pp
Total Population 11,502

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Montana with a population of 11,502. There are 4,473 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 16.03% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $60,842 a year, or $5,070 a month. The median rent for the county is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,800

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,900 $22,400 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,000 $33,150 $37,300 $41,400 $44,750 $48,050 $51,350 $54,650
80% of Median $46,400 $53,000 $59,650 $66,250 $71,550 $76,850 $82,150 $87,450

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Served By
Basin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Basin are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Boulder The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boulder are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Cardwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cardwell are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Clancy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clancy are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Elkhorn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elkhorn are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Jefferson City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jefferson City are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Montana City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Montana City are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Rader Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rader Creek are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
South Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Hills are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Whitehall The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whitehall are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.