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Missoula Housing Authority

Current Participants

Welcome to the Missoula Housing Authority! This page is for current participants of our subsidized housing programs. If you are a current tenant of Missoula Housing Authority, please visit our Current Residents page. If you are a participant and have a landlord who is interested in working with us, please have the landlord visit our Landlords page. If you’re interested in applying for one of our subsidized housing programs, please visit our How to Apply page.

Most information you need to know about being a participant of Missoula Housing Authority is in your Family Handbook, which was given to you when you were issued your voucher:

Family Handbook: Housing Choice Voucher
Family Handbook: Shelter Plus Care
Family Handbook: Project Based Voucher

In addition to your Family Handbook, you are required to follow the terms of the lease agreement (given to you by your landlord) and if you live in one of MHA's properties, you'll be given a Tenant Handbook as well.

As a participant in one of our rental assistance programs, you are required to follow Family Obligations to maintain your housing assistance. Your Family Obligations can be found in your Family Handbook and are also available here for you to download:

Family Obligations & Grounds for Termination: Housing Choice Voucher
Family Obligations & Grounds for Termination: Shelter Plus Care
Family Obligations & Grounds for Termination: Project Based Voucher

The Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) require participants be re-certified at least once per year. At this Annual Recertification, you will be asked to update all income and expense information (providing the relevant documentation) as well as provide information on any changes to your household. The Annual Recertification packet will be mailed to you. If you lose your packet, you can download copies of the Annual Recertification paperwork here:

Annual Recertification Packet: What to Submit for Eligibility (pink form)
Annual Recertification Packet: Personal Declaration (blue form)
Annual Recertification Packet: Authorization for Release of Information
Annual Recertification Packet: Out of Pocket Medical Expenses
Annual Recertification Packet: Medical Release of Information
Annual Recertification Packet: Case Manager Report (Shelter Plus Care only)
Annual Recertification Packet: HMIS/CES Release of Information (Shelter Plus Care only)

If you need to report an income or household composition change to MHA between Annual Recertifications, please complete a Notice of Change form (green form) and submit it to your Program Specialist.

If you disagree with a determination made by Missoula Housing Authority and think we did not follow policies or HUD regulations, you may ask for an Informal Hearing. You must make such a request to the MHA office in writing within 10 business days of the determination date. For more information about this process, please review the Informal Hearing Process.

Special Programs with Housing Choice Voucher & Project-Based Voucher:

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

Families on the voucher program who want to begin working or increase their income can take advantage of the FSS program, which rewards increased earned income.

Homeownership Vouchers

Families who have participated in the voucher program for at least a year and have full-time work or receive disability can apply to use their voucher assistance in purchasing a home. Find our Homeownership Handbook here.

Additional Links

Montana Fair Housing
MT Landlord/Tenant Act
Montana Housing (Montana Board of Housing)
State of Montana HUD Field Office
Montana Legal Services
City of Missoula Noise Ordinance
Energy Bill Assistance Services
Homeword Financial, Homeownership, and Rental Education
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Mountain Line Bus
City of Missoula Online Non-Emergency Report Form