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Affordable Housing In Liberty County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Liberty County

Sweetgrass Lodge

503 1st St W
Chester, Montana

Prairie Homes

500 W Jefferson Ave
Chester, Montana

Meadowlark Townhomes

Harrison Ave
Chester, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Liberty County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Liberty County, Montana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Liberty County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Liberty County, Montana

Liberty County features 30 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 Liberty County, Montana

There are 2 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Liberty County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Liberty County, Montana

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

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

2021 Liberty 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 $629 $644 $734 $1,000 $1,150
Payment Standard Range $566 to $692 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $900 to $1,100 $1,035 to $1,265

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Liberty County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $47,768 ±$7,815
Median Rent $517 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.35% ± 10.16pp
Total Population 2,369

Population and Household Demographics

Liberty County is a county in Montana with a population of 2,369. There are 864 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 34.03% of households in Liberty County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Liberty County

The median gross income for households in Liberty County is $47,768 a year, or $3,981 a month. The median rent for the county is $517 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Liberty County, a household making less than $1,723 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Liberty County.

Area Median Income In Liberty 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 Liberty County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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

Cities In Liberty County

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City Served By
Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Joplin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joplin is the Montana Department of Commerce.