About Missoula Housing Authority

The Missoula Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Missoula, Montana.

The Missoula Housing Authority serves Missoula.

Missoula Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

No preferences were noted.

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.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

More information about Missoula Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://missoulahousing.org/.


About the Missoula Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Missoula Housing Authority manages 773 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 736 24 7 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $517 $513 $618 $636
Monthly Cost $380,329 $12,305 $4,327 $3,817

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Missoula 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 14% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 39 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 $12,765 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

35% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Missoula Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 28% 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 Missoula Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $638. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $105.



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 Operated by Missoula Housing Authority

1319 E Broadway St
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Missoula is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in Missoula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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1819 S 8th St W
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Missoula is a 44 unit low income housing apartment community in Missoula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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Missoula is a 3 unit low income housing apartment community in Missoula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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