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Affordable Housing In Wheatland County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wheatland County

Sage Apartments

304 N Central
Harlowton, Montana
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Housing Authorities that serve Wheatland County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wheatland County, Montana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Wheatland County, Montana.

Income Based Apartments in Wheatland County, Montana

Wheatland County features 12 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 Wheatland County, Montana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wheatland County, Montana

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

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

2021 Wheatland 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 $561 $734 $913 $1,150
Payment Standard Range $463 to $565 $505 to $617 $661 to $807 $822 to $1,004 $1,035 to $1,265

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wheatland County, MT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.99%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $32,723 ±$5,940
Median Rent $551 ±$135
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15.07% ± 11.86pp
Total Population 2,115

Population and Household Demographics

Wheatland County is a county in Montana with a population of 2,115. There are 885 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 32.99% of households in Wheatland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wheatland County

The median gross income for households in Wheatland County is $32,723 a year, or $2,727 a month. The median rent for the county is $551 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wheatland County, a household making less than $1,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Wheatland County.

Area Median Income In Wheatland 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 Wheatland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,500

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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland County

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City Served By
Harlowton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harlowton is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Judith Gap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Judith Gap is the Montana Department of Commerce.
Shawmut The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shawmut is the Montana Department of Commerce.