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Affordable Housing In Powder River County

Guide To Affordable Housing in Powder River County, Montana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Powder River County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Powder River County, Montana

Powder River County features 0 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 Powder River County, Montana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Powder River County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Powder River County, Montana

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

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

2021 Powder River 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 $514 $557 $734 $1,018 $1,150
Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $916 to $1,120 $1,035 to $1,265

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Powder River County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $46,346 ±$7,538
Median Rent $553 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 11.74% ± 9.34pp
Total Population 1,703

Population and Household Demographics

Powder River County is a county in Montana with a population of 1,703. There are 756 households in the county with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 30.42% of households in Powder River County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Powder River County

The median gross income for households in Powder River County is $46,346 a year, or $3,862 a month. The median rent for the county is $553 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Powder River County, a household making less than $1,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 11.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Powder River County.

Area Median Income In Powder River 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 Powder River County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,000

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 Powder River 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 Powder River 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