Great Falls Housing Authority

1500 Chowen Springs Loop
Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana 59405

Great Falls Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Great Falls, Montana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 20th, 2020, Great Falls Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Great Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Great Falls Housing Authority serves Great Falls.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Great Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Great Falls Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Great Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Great Falls Housing Authority (GFHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 

There are two ways to apply:

1. Visit the GFHA to pick up an application, located at 1500 Chowen Springs Loop, Great Falls, MT 59405, during normal office hours.

2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the GFHA website at http://www.gfhousing.org/, or by calling 406-453-431 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (406)453-4311.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

The GFHA offers five Public Housing communities with 489 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the GFHA to pick up an application, located at 1500 Chowen Springs Loop, Great Falls, MT 59405, during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the GFHA website at http://www.gfhousing.org/, or by calling 406-453-4311 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (406)453-4311.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Great Falls Housing Authority

More information about Great Falls Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.gfhousing.org/.

Representatives of Great Falls Housing Authority may be available by phone at (406) 453-4311. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/20/2020, it is not known if Great Falls Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Great Falls Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Great Falls Housing Authority manages 195 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 187 7 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $442 $441 $785
Monthly Cost $82,571 $3,088 $785

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Great Falls Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,651 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Great Falls Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

44% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Great Falls Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $489. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $96.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Great Falls Housing Authority

Austin Hall Parkdale

1718 Chowen Springs Loop
Great Falls, Montana

Parkdale

501 15th St S
Great Falls, Montana

Sunrise Courts

5102 1st Ave S
Great Falls, Montana

Yeoman Tynes Russell

3313A 11th Ave S
Great Falls, Montana

Austin Hall Parkdale

1622 3rd Ave N
Great Falls, Montana

Low Income Housing Managed by Great Falls Housing Authority

Aspen Village

3010 11th Ave S
Great Falls, Montana
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Crossroads II

738 Granite Ave
Shelby, Montana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Marias Manor

208 5th St N
Shelby, Montana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accessible

Soroptimist Village

2400 13th Ave S
Great Falls, Montana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Franklin School Apartments

820 1st Ave SW
Great Falls, Montana
Call For Rent
3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Voyaguer Apartments

1630 Division Rd
Great Falls, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers