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Housing Authority of Billings

2415 1st Avenue N
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana 59101

Housing Authority of Billings is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 1st, 2020, Housing Authority of Billings has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of Billings Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Billings serves Billings.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Billings Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Billings Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Billings Website: http://www.billingsha.org/.

Housing Authority of Billings Phone: (406) 245-6391.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of Billings 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of Billings (HAB) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are four ways to apply:

1. Visit the HAB office to pick up an application, located at 2415 1st Ave., North, Billings, MT 59101, during normal office hours.

2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 406-245-6391 during normal office hours.

3. Download an application here, then print and complete.

4. Follow this link to apply online.

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

The HAB does have a preference for homeless applicants.

More information can be found by visiting the HAB website at http://www.billingsha.org, or by calling 406-245-6391 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)245-6391.

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 Housing Authority of Billings (HAB) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HAB offers six Public Housing communities with 274 units that are scattered throughout Billings.

There are four ways to apply:
1. Visit the HAB office to pick up an application, located at 2415 1st Ave., North, Billings, MT 59101, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 406-245-6391 during normal office hours.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.
4. Follow this link to apply online.

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

The HAB does have a preference for homeless applicants.

More information can be found by visiting the HAB website at http://www.billingsha.org, or by calling 406-245-6391 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)245-6391.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Housing Authority of Billings

More information about Housing Authority of Billings can be found on its website at http://www.billingsha.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Billings may be available by phone at (406) 245-6391. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/01/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Billings 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 Housing Authority of Billings Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Billings manages 670 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 560 11 13 9 77
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $535 $466 $476 $899 $391
Monthly Cost $299,436 $5,123 $6,182 $8,093 $30,135

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Billings

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 9% having issued approximately 65 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 11 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 2 persons and has a household income of $12,334 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Billings Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Housing Authority of Billings voucher holders in 2016 was $303 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $669. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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 Housing Authority of Billings

Billings

458 Byrd St
Billings, Montana

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Billings

Big Sky Apartments

720 N 18th St
Billings, Montana
Income Based
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Campbell Courts Apartments

502 S 4th St
Bridger, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Fraser Towers

715 S 28th St
Billings, Montana
$25-835
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Homes on the Range

902 3rd St E
Roundup, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Prairie Towers Apartments

725 N 25th St
Billings, Montana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Sage Tower Apartments

115 N 24th St
Billings, Montana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Southern Lights

815 S 28th St
Billings, Montana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Acme Hotel Apartments

107 N 28th St
Billings, Montana
$602-774
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Frontier Laurel

707 W Main St
Laurel, Montana
$540
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Frontier Red Lodge

1115 S Adams Ave
Red Lodge, Montana
$605
1 BR

Whitetail Run Apartments

335 Sioux Ln
Billings, Montana

Red Fox Apartments

Sioux Lane
Billings, Montana