Affordable Housing In Lewistown
Fergus County, Montana

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewistown

The Meadows Apartments

603 Brassey Street
Lewistown, MT
$665-795
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Ouellette Place

405 St Joseph Dr
Lewistown, MT
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Meadows Senior

603 Brassey St
Lewistown, MT
$665-795
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Snowy Mountain Homes

134 Mount Pleasant St
Lewistown, MT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lewistown Eagles Manor

211 W Janeaux St
Lewistown, MT
Subsidized

Hom98 Regional Services

512 W Water St
Lewistown, MT
HCV Welcome

Lewistown Apartments

311 McKinley St
Lewistown, MT
Subsidized
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Lewistown, Montana

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 216 affordable apartments for rent in Lewistown, Montana. Lewistown features 175 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 41 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewistown.

Lewistown, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 216
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 175
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.26%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $35,990 ±$5,434
Median Rent $699 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.34% ± 15.24pp
Total Population 5,883

Population and Household Demographics

Lewistown is a City in Fergus County, Montana with a population of 5,883. There are 2,681 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 36.26% of households in Lewistown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewistown

The median gross income for households in Lewistown is $35,990 a year, or $2,999 a month. The median rent for the city is $699 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lewistown, a household making less than $2,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewistown.1

Area Median Income In Lewistown

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 Lewistown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fergus County.

In Lewistown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,800

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 Lewistown

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 Lewistown HUD Rental Assistance in Lewistown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,450 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% of Median $38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lewistown

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2010 to 2010, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lewistown by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lewistown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
60% of Median $28,860 $33,000 $37,140 $41,220 $44,520 $47,820 $51,120 $54,420

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lewistown is $37,140 a year, or $3,095 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,095 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $929 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $601 $644 $774 $893 $996 $1,099
60% $722 $773 $929 $1,072 $1,196 $1,319
Fair Market Rents in Lewistown

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$592 $651 $858 $1,069 $1,506