Missoula Housing Authority
Housing Choice Vouchers make private-market housing affordable for low-income families and individuals. The Missoula Housing Authority administers Housing Choice Vouchers—commonly called Section 8 after the section of the United States Housing Act of 1937 that authorizes them—and forms a partnership with participants and landlords to provide housing opportunities throughout the city of Missoula and a 10-mile radius outside the city limits. Through the Housing Choice Voucher program, 774 families have secured quality housing in neighborhoods of their choice in Missoula.
In the Housing Choice Voucher program, the Missoula Housing Authority pays a fixed amount toward the rent, based on the tenant’s income and MHA’s approved payment standards. Initially, the tenant must pay at least 30%, but no more than 40% of their monthly income for rent and utilities. Participants can use a voucher to rent units from landlords willing to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
To be eligible, your household income must be at or below 50% of the area median income. People eligible for vouchers are chosen from a waiting list. Click here to apply.
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