Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Missoula County
Montana

47 Low Income Apartment Communities In Missoula County

Council Groves Apartments

1904 S 3rd St W
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Lolo Vista Apartments

11851 Lolo Vista Dr
Lolo, Montana
$820-940
2-3 BR

Phillips Apartments

1805 Phillips St
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
1 BR

Fireweed Court

1437 S 1st St W
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Glengarra Place

3900 Galway Ave
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lenox Flats

307 Woody St
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Gold Dust Apartments

330 N 1st St W
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Orchard Gardens

210 N Grove St
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sweetgrass Commons Apartments

1137 Montana St
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Aspen Place Apartments

2550 Great Northern Avenue
Missoula, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Missoula County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Missoula County, Montana

There are 47 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,401 affordable apartments for rent in Missoula County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Missoula County, Montana

Missoula County features 713 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 Missoula County, Montana

There are 1,688 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Missoula County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Missoula County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Missoula County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $881 and $1,077.

2021 Missoula 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 $685 $772 $979 $1,401 $1,695
Payment Standard Range $617 to $754 $695 to $849 $881 to $1,077 $1,261 to $1,541 $1,526 to $1,865

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Missoula County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 47
Total Low Income Apartments 2,401
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 713
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $46,164 ±$1,598
Median Rent $769 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.85% ± 3.67pp
Total Population 111,966

Population and Household Demographics

Missoula County is a county in Montana with a population of 111,966. There are 46,624 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 41.6% of households in Missoula County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Missoula County

The median gross income for households in Missoula County is $46,164 a year, or $3,847 a month. The median rent for the county is $769 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Missoula County, a household making less than $2,563 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Missoula County.

Area Median Income In Missoula 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 Missoula County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,300

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 Missoula 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 Missoula County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,650 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600

Cities In Missoula County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bonner West Riverside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonner West Riverside is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Bonner-West Riverside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonner-West Riverside is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Carlton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlton is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Clinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Condon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Condon is the Montana Department of Commerce.
East Missoula The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Missoula is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Evaro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evaro is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Frenchtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frenchtown is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Huson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huson is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Lolo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lolo is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Missoula The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Missoula are the Missoula Housing Authority and Montana Department of Commerce.
Orchard Homes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orchard Homes is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Piltzville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piltzville is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Seeley Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seeley Lake is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Turah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turah is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Wye The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wye is the Montana Department of Commerce.