Missoula Housing Authority
1235 34th Street
Missoula, Missoula County, MT

406-549-4113 http://missoulahousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Missoula Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Missoula Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 19th, 2015.

The Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MHA offers five Public Housing communities with 176 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, you must attend an orientation, they are held every Tuesday at 5:15 pm and on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, located at 1235 34th St., Missoula, MT. Be sure to bring your photo ID with you to the orientation.

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More information can be found by visiting the MHA website at http://missoulahousing.org, or by calling 406-549-4113, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Missoula Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 176 affordable rental units. It also administers 774 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Missoula Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Missoula Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (19%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (81%) to that of all housing authorities in Montana, Missoula Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Montana.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Missoula Housing Authority scored an average of 99 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 96 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Montana is 84.10.

Missoula Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Montana housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Missoula Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 8/24/12 Plan
2011 10/11/11 Plan
2010 10/6/10 Plan
2007 9/20/07 Plan
2006 9/1/06 Plan
2005 10/7/05 Plan
2004 9/30/04 Plan
2003 10/24/03 Plan
2002 12/23/02 Plan
2001 9/10/01 Plan
2000 10/24/00 Plan