2007 Clark St
Miles City, Montana
Rent Assisted

Custer Village CO Hda Management

10 Ponderosa Dr
Miles City, Montana

Miles City Eagles Manor

1000 Palmer St
Miles City, Montana
Rent Assisted

Custer Villa

210 Arrowhead Dr
Miles City, Montana
Rent Assisted


813 Main St
Miles City, Montana

There are 23 low-income apartments in Miles City that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 143 low-income homes in Miles City where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $259 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Miles City, Montana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Montana Department of Commerce Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Montana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Miles City.

Miles City, Montana Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Miles City, Montana

Miles City features 143 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 Miles City, Montana

There are 23 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Miles City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Miles City, Montana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Miles City landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Miles City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Miles City, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $876 and $1,070.

2023 Miles City, 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
Miles City, Montana Fair Market Rent $702 $739 $973 $1,371 $1,376
Miles City, Montana Payment Standard Range $632 to $772 $665 to $813 $876 to $1,070 $1,234 to $1,508 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Miles City, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 166
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 143
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $46,935 ±$5,588
Median Rent $632 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.46% ± 7.98pp
Total Population 8,627

Population and Household Demographics

Miles City is a city in Custer County, Montana with a population of 8,627. There are 3,479 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 32.48% of households in Miles City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miles City

The median gross income for households in Miles City is $46,935 a year, or $3,911 a month. The median rent for the city is $632 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miles City, a household making less than $2,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Miles City.

Area Median Income In Miles City

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 Miles City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Custer County.

In Miles City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,400

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 Miles City

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 Miles City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Miles City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,150 $19,600 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Miles City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,600 $32,650 $36,750 $40,800 $44,100 $47,350 $50,600 $53,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Miles City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,750 $52,250 $58,800 $65,300 $70,550 $75,750 $81,000 $86,200