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Missoula Housing Authority

About


Our Mission + Vision + Values

We view access to attainable housing for everyone as a community responsibility and a basic human right, and we work every day to provide as many housing options as possible for our community. This work includes administering federal subsidies and grants that provide rental or homeownership assistance and supportive services, management of all the properties in which we have an ownership interest, and purchasing, modernizing, or constructing new affordable properties. Recently, MHA’s Board of Commissioners approved exploration into serving a broader range of income and rent levels with the goal of higher income properties providing additional financial support to lower income properties.

Created in 1978, the Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) is one of the largest public housing authorities in Montana, and is widely recognized as a progressive, forward-thinking agency. Our innovative financing for development projects and creative implementation of programs and partnerships have won national awards, including an Award of Excellence and Awards of Merit from National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and a Historic Preservation Award for the renovation of the Palace Apartments in downtown Missoula.

Serving over 1,650 households, our management portfolio currently includes 178 public housing units, 434 tax credit units, 774 Section 8 vouchers, 112 Shelter Plus Care subsidies, 17 units for homeless veterans, 14 units for homeless individuals, 115 units of affordable housing available to income groups from zero to 120% Area Median Income, a rent-restricted six-plex, and two deed-restricted units.

VISION

The Missoula Housing Authority envisions a thriving community in which all people enjoy an enriched quality of life rooted in stable, affordable housing.

MISSION

Through creative partnerships and innovative development, the Missoula Housing Authority provides quality housing solutions for low and middle-income households in Missoula and the surrounding area.

VALUES

These are the values that infuse our work.

Responsibility

MHA views access to affordable housing as a community-wide responsibility and a basic human right.

Partnerships

The housing challenge is one that must be met by a wide array of entities. Recognizing this, MHA will seek ways to collaborate creatively with multiple non-profit and for-profit organizations, each playing distinct and vital roles, to ensure that Missoula's "housing solution" accesses every opportunity and leverages widely diverse tools and methods.

Education

Educating the broader community in regard to the housing needs and a host of innovative solutions is as important as building and developing the housing itself. MHA will assume an active and leading role as a housing advocate.

Flexibility

Housing needs and their appropriate solutions continuously change. MHA is committed to a creative, forward-thinking and flexible evolution that best serves Missoula’s ever-changing housing needs.

Self Sufficiency

We are committed to providing creative programs and tools for participants to assist them in reaching their goals of stable housing, including homeownership, and economic self sufficiency.