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Affordable Housing In Lewis and Clark County
Montana

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewis and Clark County

Broadwater Village

1427 Broadwater Cir
Helena, Montana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Asi - Helena ( Queencity Estates )

2300 N Roberts St
Helena, Montana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Guardian Apartments

520 Logan St
Helena, Montana
Subsidized

Eagles Manor II

715 N Fee St
Helena, Montana
Subsidized

Aspen Village ( Asi - Helena )

615 Janet St
Helena, Montana
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Eagles Manor III

716 N Washington St
Helena, Montana

Lewis and Clark County

901 N Harris St
Helena, Montana

East Helena Apartments

401 E Riggs St
East Helena, Montana

East Park Villas

2615 E Broadway St
Helena, Montana

Roadrunner Residence

1071 Road Runner St
Helena, Montana

Housing Authorities that serve Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, Montana

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,066 affordable apartments for rent in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Lewis and Clark County features 732 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 Lewis and Clark County, Montana

There are 334 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewis and Clark County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewis and Clark County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lewis and Clark County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $886 and $1,082.

2021 Lewis and Clark 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 $649 $774 $984 $1,300 $1,484
Payment Standard Range $584 to $714 $697 to $851 $886 to $1,082 $1,170 to $1,430 $1,336 to $1,632

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lewis and Clark County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,066
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 732
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $56,197 ±$2,219
Median Rent $783 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.35% ± 3.88pp
Total Population 65,357

Population and Household Demographics

Lewis and Clark County is a county in Montana with a population of 65,357. There are 26,753 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 30.63% of households in Lewis and Clark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewis and Clark County

The median gross income for households in Lewis and Clark County is $56,197 a year, or $4,683 a month. The median rent for the county is $783 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lewis and Clark County, a household making less than $2,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewis and Clark County.

Area Median Income In Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Lewis and Clark 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 Lewis and Clark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% of Median $46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550

Cities In Lewis and Clark County

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City Served By
Augusta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Augusta are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Craig The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Craig are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
East Helena The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Helena are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena Valley Northeast The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena Valley Northeast are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena Valley Northwest The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena Valley Northwest are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena Valley Southeast The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena Valley Southeast are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena Valley West Central The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena Valley West Central are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Helena West Side The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helena West Side are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Marysville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marysville are the Helena Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.