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Affordable Housing In Stillwater County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stillwater County

Homestead Lodge Apartments

121 S Weast Ave
Absarokee, Montana

Sage Apartments

724 E 2nd Ave N
Columbus, Montana

Columbus Apts

531 E. 4th Avenue North
Columbus, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Stillwater County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stillwater County, Montana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 52 affordable apartments for rent in Stillwater County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Stillwater County, Montana

Stillwater County features 52 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 Stillwater County, Montana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stillwater County, Montana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stillwater County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Stillwater County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stillwater County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $760 and $928.

2021 Stillwater 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 $591 $645 $844 $1,208 $1,323
Payment Standard Range $532 to $650 $581 to $710 $760 to $928 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,191 to $1,455

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stillwater County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $58,259 ±$3,134
Median Rent $667 ±$136
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.05% ± 7.35pp
Total Population 9,288

Population and Household Demographics

Stillwater County is a county in Montana with a population of 9,288. There are 3,742 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 19.8% of households in Stillwater County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stillwater County

The median gross income for households in Stillwater County is $58,259 a year, or $4,855 a month. The median rent for the county is $667 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stillwater County, a household making less than $2,223 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Stillwater County.

Area Median Income In Stillwater 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 Stillwater County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,500

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 Stillwater 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 Stillwater County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,350 $19,800 $22,300 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,900 $33,000 $37,150 $41,250 $44,550 $47,850 $51,150 $54,450
80% of Median $46,200 $52,800 $59,400 $66,000 $71,300 $76,600 $81,850 $87,150

Cities In Stillwater County

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City Served By
Absarokee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Absarokee is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Columbus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbus is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Park City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Park City is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Reed Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reed Point is the Montana Department of Commerce.