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Affordable Housing In Sanders County
Montana

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sanders County

Thompson Falls Lion Manor

1600 Maiden Lane
Thompson Falls, Montana
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Mountain House

2 Bighorn Dr
Thompson Falls, Montana
Subsidized

Hillside Apartments

411 Central Ave
Plains, Montana

Clarkfork Apartments

201 Ryan
Plains, Montana

Teddy Roosevelt House

107 Pine Street
Trout Creek, Montana

Saleesh House

1 Bighorn Drive
Thompson Falls, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Sanders County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sanders County, Montana

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Sanders County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Sanders County, Montana

Sanders County features 48 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 Sanders County, Montana

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sanders County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sanders County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sanders County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $679 and $829.

2021 Sanders 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 $555 $572 $754 $1,079 $1,118
Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $515 to $629 $679 to $829 $971 to $1,187 $1,006 to $1,230

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sanders County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $32,257 ±$2,168
Median Rent $618 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.42% ± 7.21pp
Total Population 11,346

Population and Household Demographics

Sanders County is a county in Montana with a population of 11,346. There are 5,038 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 26.16% of households in Sanders County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sanders County

The median gross income for households in Sanders County is $32,257 a year, or $2,688 a month. The median rent for the county is $618 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sanders County, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Sanders County.

Area Median Income In Sanders 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 Sanders County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,000

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 Sanders 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 Sanders 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 Sanders County

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City Served By
Belknap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belknap is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Camas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camas is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Dixon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixon is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Heron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heron is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Hot Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hot Springs is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Lonepine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lonepine is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Noxon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Noxon is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Old Agency The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Agency is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Paradise The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradise is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Plains The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plains is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Thompson Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thompson Falls is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Trout Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trout Creek is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Weeksville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weeksville is the Montana Department of Commerce.