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Affordable Housing In Sweet Grass County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sweet Grass County

Big Timber

317 W 8th Ave
Big Timber, Montana

Stock Street Apts

413 West 8th Avenue
Big Timber, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Sweet Grass County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sweet Grass County, Montana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Sweet Grass County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Sweet Grass County, Montana

Sweet Grass County features 8 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 Sweet Grass County, Montana

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sweet Grass County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sweet Grass County, Montana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sweet Grass County, Montana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $774 and $946.

2021 Sweet Grass 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 $602 $670 $860 $1,231 $1,348
Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $603 to $737 $774 to $946 $1,108 to $1,354 $1,213 to $1,483

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sweet Grass County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $50,588 ±$7,042
Median Rent $655 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.24% ± 8.85pp
Total Population 3,633

Population and Household Demographics

Sweet Grass County is a county in Montana with a population of 3,633. There are 1,410 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 27.38% of households in Sweet Grass County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sweet Grass County

The median gross income for households in Sweet Grass County is $50,588 a year, or $4,216 a month. The median rent for the county is $655 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sweet Grass County, a household making less than $2,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Sweet Grass County.

Area Median Income In Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass County

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City Served By
Big Timber The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Timber is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Greycliff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greycliff is the Montana Department of Commerce.