Housing Assistance & Programs
2-1-1 First Call for Help ~ United Way & Human Resource Council (HRC)
FREE confidential referral and information helpline and website open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk (Call 2-1-1 or 549-5555): Shelter and housing options; disaster relief; Veteran services; AND MORE!
Emergency Winter Shelters: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/58596/WarmingShelterMap_2021
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP): http://humanresourcecouncil.org/energy-bill-assistance-services
HRC Mineral County: 211 Third Ave West, Superior (406) 822-4251, email@example.com
HRC Missoula County: 1801 S. Higgins Ave, Missoula (406) 728-3710, firstname.lastname@example.org
HRC Ravalli County: 303 N. Third, Hamilton (406) 363-6101, email@example.com
At Risk Housing Coalition (ARHC) ~ City of Missoula Homeless Initiatives
ARHC continues to work on issues surrounding low-income housing and homelessness in Missoula and coordinates the local effort to plan and provide comprehensive services through a continuum of care.
Winter Rental Assistance program: Applications to the program are staffed jointly by committee. The primary goal of this program is to assist families and individuals to maintain housing during the coldest winter months through leverage funds for either rent or deposit. The award amount is paid directly to the landlord. Submit completed Rental Assistance Application with documentation to: Winter Rental Assistance, 355 S. Russell St, Missoula, MT 59801
Bob Woodruff Foundation ~ Grants
Bridging the Gap: How Existing Systems of Care Can Collaborate to Address Homelessness Among Veterans: https://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/bridging-the-gap-how-existing-systems-of-care-can-collaborate-to-address-homelessness-among-veterans/
Contact: (646) 441-6864, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Club Missoula & Reaching Home Coordinated Entry
We know your comments help us make better decisions and design better housing projects!
Resources & contacts for Housing Displacement: https://www.engagemissoula.com/community-solutions-housing-displacement
Coordinated Entry System (Statewide) Dashboards: https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/1-j05xhNiaxWAfPbUVDUd8Vxmrk9bgMcx/page/P4EeB
Missoula Organization of Realtors (MOR) Dashboards: https://www.missoularealestate.com/5valleyssocialdata
Houseless Data (City of Missoula): https://ci.missoula.mt.us/2840/Houseless-Data
Questions: Samantha “Sam” Hilliard, MSW - Reaching Home Coordinated Entry Specialist (406) 552-6392, HilliardS@ci.missoula.mt.us
OR Emily - City of Missoula (406) 552-6394, email@example.com
Coldwell Banker The Brokers ~ Realogy Military Rewards
When you connect with a real estate agent, earn between $350 to $7,500 in cash back* or rewards when you buy and/or sell a home.
Questions: Rachel Court, Coldwell Banker The Brokers, (406) 794-9915, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Rental Assistance ~ Montana Dept of Commerce
Questions: (406) 841-2840 or complete contact page: https://housing.mt.gov/Contact
Engel & Völkers ~ Broker & Spouse of Combat Vet
Interested in meeting with Bitterroot business owners, Veterans, and spouses. “Home Tomorrow” gives a portion of commission back to local Veteran non-profits.
102 B Main, Stevensville
Contact: Heidi Stahl, Broker license RRE-BRO-LIC-69841, (406) 207-1073, email@example.com
Grants for Veterans ~ Montana
Grants for veterans for homes, home improvement, and business. Grants for the disabled veteran, small business grants for veterans and grants for individuals and organizations supporting veterans and their families.
Questions: (561) 249-4129 or submit question at: https://montana.grantwatch.com/contact-us.php
Homeless Training Institute
Online training that teaches your staff how to confidently and compassionately solve problem behavior from troubled individuals.
Homeless Triggers ~ Most homeless individuals have suffered from trauma - physical abuse, sexual abuse, abadonment, eviction, etc. This brief clip of our Core Training about unwanted touch and how it ties to trauma: https://vimeo.com/478471920/0932d814de
Questions: Krissie Dowd - Homeless Training Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Ryan Dowd, email@example.com
Homes for Heroes & "HOMEtown Heroes" ~ Affiliate Lenders
EXIT Realty ~ Melissa is an USMC & Army Veteran who represents buyers and sellers in their best interests. She’s a Homes for Heroes realtor, so she specializes in VA home purchases. Contact: Melissa Huus, EXIT Realty 406-531-0015, firstname.lastname@example.org
Galipeau Mortgage ~ Jackie Galipeau, Homes for Heroes Affiliate Broker (406) 926-2618, email@example.com
Keller Williams ~ Wendy Bush, Realtor 1817 South Ave. W., Missoula (406) 531-4873, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana Family Mortgage ~ Dave started a new HOMEtown Heroes program to give Veterans and service members a discount on their home purchase and refinance costs! (406) 926-6388 OR C (406) 240-9686, email@example.com (Mortgage Broker NMLS#1598813 - Office 2825 Stockyard Rd, Ste J5 Missoula)
Home Renovation Grants for Veterans ~ Skilled Roofers
Home improvement jobs can be costly and time consuming. Fortunately for Veterans, the US government and a few private organizations offer grants and aid to help them with their home modification projects.
Questions: Amy Babin (747) 292 0811, firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeword & NeighborWorks ~ Homebuyers & Rent Wise Workshops
Montana Street Homes: http://www.homeword.org/our-properties/missoula/montana-street-homes
HUD-VASH Supportive Housing Program
Collaborative effort where low-income Veterans receive section 8 rental vouchers plus case management and supportive services.
If you know property owners, please let them know that we need the communities support. There are many benefits for landlords to participate in the program: https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/LandlordsFactsheet508.pdf
HUD-VASH Case Managers collaborate with VOA for temporary assistance, assist Veterans with the landlord applications, and help them transition into a voucher for an apartment.
Additional resources, brochures, etc: https://www.va.gov/homeless/get_involved.asp
Questions: Erick Kahila, MSW - HUD VASH Case Manager, David J Thatcher CBOC (Missoula) Montana VAHCS, 2685 Palmer Street, Suite B, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 493-3706 Cell (406) 202-5640, Erick.Kahila@va.gov
Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) ****** VSN Housing Leadership ******
1235 34th St., Missoula
Missoula Housing Authority provides quality housing solutions for low and middle-income households in Missoula and the surrounding area.
Family Self Sufficiency Program: FSS is a five-year, voluntary program for people who have housing subsidy vouchers and may be working through challenges such as employment, education, legal issues, basic needs, or financial problems. FSS Coordinators at Missoula Housing Authority (Section 8): (406) 549-4113
Trinity Apartments: Blpmc.com These units will be managed by Missoula Housing Authority (There will be the 30 PSH units there that will come through the Coordinated Entry List. The expected opening date is November 2022. Rents will be determined by bedroom size and unit designation. Nick Belnap - Operations Lead, BlueLine Property Management (720) 549-0820, email@example.com
Our monthly Board Meetings are open to the public. Check out our website for the current month board packet and past minutes: https://missoulahousing.org/board-of-commissioners/board-meeting-schedule
Questions (VSN Leadership Team): Rebecca Stancil, Missoula Housing Authority, Family Self Sufficiency Director, (406) 549-4113 ext 106, Rstancil@missoulahousing.org
HUD Wait-list for Subsidized Programs: Jim McGrath - Director of HUD Programs, Missoula Housing Authority (406) 549-4113 ext. 122, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Housing strengthens our vibrant communities by supporting access to safe, affordable and sustainable homes for Montanans whose housing needs are not met by the market.
Questions: 800-761-6264, (406) 841-2840, email@example.com
Montana Fair Housing
Assistance with Fair Housing complaints, investigate allegations, and so much more!
Questions: Jodi Bartscher, Investigations Coordinator, (406) 782-2573, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana Veterans Home ~ Columbia Falls
400 Veterans Dr., Columbia Falls, MT 59912
The Montana Veterans' Home is a Medicare/Medicaid and Veterans' Administration certified facility with 105 intermediate/skilled-care beds and 12 domiciliary beds. The nursing facility includes a 15-bed Alzheimer’s unit.
Contact: (406) 892-3256 OR Joren Underdahl - Administrator, JUnderdahl@mt.gov
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
Questions: (202) 546-1969, email@example.com
Navy Federal Credit Union
Home Now offers down payment assistance for Montana homebuyers. The program covers up to 100% of down payment and closing costs, and it’s not limited to first-time homebuyers. Navy Feder-al Credit Union offers the Military Choice Loan as a no-down-payment option for servicemembers, veterans and reservists for serving our country.
Questions: Rachel Court, Coldwell Banker The Brokers, (406) 794-9915, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Now Foundation ~ Flathead Valley
Fiscally sponsored charitable fund aiming to establish a Sober Tiny House Community in the Flathead. We know we will be working with lots of Vets in the area, so please connect!
Questions: Victoria Gabaldon (323) 391-0323, email@example.com
OR (406) 201-9456, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poverello Center, Inc.
1110 W. Broadway, Msla, (406) 728-1809
Homeless Outreach Team (HOT): Team Lead - Christine (406) 493-7955
Johnson St. Emergency Winter Shelter, 1919 North Ave. W. – OPEN 24/7 – ALL are welcome who can be safe, be kind, and be respectful, including pets. Both locations follow strict CDC guidelines, so masks and social distancing are required. Questions: (406) 529-4185, email@example.com
Housing Montana Heroes: Up to 24 months in a secure wing on the 2nd floor of the Poverello emergency shelter; Clinical Model: Provides access to therapy, group therapy or working with someone in the community on mental health; Service Intensive: Up to 24 months; With access to private shower space, laundry, community room, case management and referral resources.
Veteran Housing Retention: Collaboration with the Poverello Center, the VA and HUD/VASH; Sue will follow clients coming from transitional housing into permanent supportive housing; This is a volunteer program for up to 6 months in coordination with HUD/VASH; She will work with Veterans identified as experiencing homelessness, until they are stably housed for 6 months.
Veteran Shelter Program: 90-120 day program for Veterans who qualify for VA healthcare; Veterans are prioritized for a bed, given a locker and access to the second floor showers, laundry, community room, case management, and resources and referrals.
Questions: Cora Augustin - Veteran Programs (Housing Montana Heroes, Veteran Shelter Program, Valor House), firstname.lastname@example.org
VALOR HOUSE: Valor is a collaboration with MHA, POV and VA; Bridge Model at Valor: 90-120 days with housing intervention in hand (Lease, voucher); Service Intensive at Valor - Up to 24 months, after 12 months can apply for Housing Choice Voucher good anywhere in US.
Questions: Nateese - Valor House Case Manager (406) 829-3928, email@example.com
OR Weekends: Camas – Valor House, firstname.lastname@example.org
*** All programs have room on the wait-list! Only exceptions are dishonorable discharge & those who are required to register as a sex offender (case by case).
Senior HOME CARE ~ Missoula Aging Services
337 Stephens Ave.
Veteran Directed HCBS: missoulaagingservices.org OR Montana DPHHS Senior & Long Term Care, Veterans’ Home Services: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/vethome/index.shtml
Questions: Heather Bergerson, BS - VDC Lead Care Coordinator (406) 721-6953, C (406) 207-3095, email@example.com
Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) ~ Butte
MT DPPHS - INFO & APPLICATION: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/homelivingoptions/montanaveteranshomes/swmvh
Please send applications to: Shyanne West - Admissions Director / Social Services Assistant, Southwest Montana Veterans Home, 65 Veterans Circle, Butte, MT 59701 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the first Veteran that moved in (March 2021– KPAX story): https://www.kpax.com/rebound/coronavirus-money-help/southwest-montana-veterans-home-welcomes-1st-resident-in-butte
Questions: Dee Burnham 406-444-4129, email@example.com
OR Mark Gollinger, State Liaison - Senior & Long Term Care Division, MT Dept. of Public Health & Human Services, (406) 465-3908, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit Housing Group (SHG)
Development company in Western Montana specializing in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), Class A Apartments and mixed-use developments. SHG has built, been awarded, or has under construction 33 LIHTC and mixed-use properties (1,696 units) spanning Montana.
US DOL VETS & VA ~ HVRP & SSVF
Working together, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service’s (DOL-VETS) Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) and the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program services can be leveraged to bring the greatest benefit and impact to those Veterans and their families who may be or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Questions: Jennifer Thomas - Veterans, Inc., Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (406) 591-7519, C (406) 591-7519, email@example.com
OR Volunteers of America (SSVF & HVRP) – Missoula (406) 926-3600
OR David Petaja - Community Employment Coordinator, Homeless Veteran Recovery Program (HVRP) (406) 202-9012 / 447-6032, firstname.lastname@example.org
VA / VHA Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
VA Home Front 877-4AID-VET, 877-424-3838, www.va.gov/homeless
Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACTs) Program https://www.va.gov/homeless/h_pact.asp (Questions: (877) 424-3838 or chat online at va.gov/homeless)
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) https://www.va.gov/homeless/SSVF/
Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp
Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program https://www.va.gov/homeless/dchv.asp
VA BLOG: Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness is a growing issue, and goes beyond housing with impacts to physical and mental health. VA has a new guidebook offering information on VA resources, programs, and services to help with housing and improving mental well-being: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/77920/support-veterans-facing-homelessness/
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) ~ A collaborative program between HUD and VA where eligible homeless Veterans receive a Housing Choice rental voucher from HUD, paired with VA providing case management and supportive services to sustain housing stability and recovery from physical and mental health problems, substance use disorders, and functional concerns contributing to or resulting from homelessness. HUD-VASH subscribes to the principles of the Housing First model of care. Program goals include housing stability while promoting maximum Veteran recovery and independence in the community for the Veteran and the Veteran’s family. US Department of Veterans Affairs. https://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp
Questions: Amy (406) 493-3724, email@example.com
VA Home Loans
Things to know to build a home using a VA construction loan https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/39718/things-to-know-to-build-a-home-using-a-va-construction-loan/
Stockman Bank ~ VA Home Loans, 321 W. Broadway, Missoula - Contact USMC Veteran, Becky Pederson, Real Estate Loan Officer, (406) 258-1437, Cell (406) 880-6452, Becky.Pederson@StockmanBank.com
VA Home Loan Centers
Montana VA Home Loan Limits: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/montana-va-home-loan-limits/
Phil Georgiades is the CLS for VA Home Loan Centers and has over 22 years of professional real estate experience. Apply for a VA mortgage loan, call us at (877) 432-5626.
The Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Service Program
Missoula Aging Services
To qualify, you must be enrolled in VA Healthcare, and the VA determines eligibility of the Veteran.
Contact: Shelli Fortune, Veteran Directed HCBS Care Coordinator, MAS, (406) 728-7682, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, Heather Bergerson, email@example.com
Veteran’s Guide to Saving on Housing Costs
Walks readers through the many ways they can save throughout home-buying process (not just through the VA loan).
Our writer even worked alongside veteran experts to get their take on how to save!
Questions: Lauren Thomas (reviews.com), firstname.lastname@example.org
VETERAN HOME LOAN PROGRAM
The Montana Veterans’ Home Loan Mortgage Program was established in 2011 by the Legislature to provide first mortgage funds to Montana residents who are serving or have served in the Montana National Guard or in the national armed forces and reserves. Funds for the program are provided from the principal of the Montana Coal Tax Trust Fund as authorized by 90-6-6 MCA.
The benefit of the program is a fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage loan at 1% lower than either the Fannie Mae Daily Historical Yields (FNMA) or Montana Housing’s posted interest rate. Program funds are provided from the principal of the Montana Coal Tax Trust Fund; income, asset and purchase price limits do not apply, however, there is a loan limit. The loans are originated by Montana Housing participating lenders, purchased and held by the Montana Board of Investments, and serviced by Montana Housing.
Eligible veteran with honorable service/discharge
No income, purchase price OR asset limits
True first time homebuyer (never owned a primary residence)
Resident of Montana
Must take a First Time Homebuyer class
Minimum $2,500 borrower investment (out of pocket)
Current maximum loan amount is $296,380 (Eff 4/1/21)
Condo's NOT allowed in program
Questions: Montana Housing, 301 S. Park Ave. / P.O. Box 200528, Helena, MT 59620-0528 (406) 841-2840
Veteran United Home Loans
VA Home Loans with no down payment, no mortgage insurance, and no loan limits. Service designed for Veterans.
Questions: (800) 590-2302
Volunteers of America ~ Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) & Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
HVRP provides homeless / at risk Veterans assistance w/obtaining gainful, long term, and meaningful employment. HVRP provides additional job hunting support services called “Individual Case Management” which includes job search assistance, vocational training (financial assistance to get into training programs), transportation assistance, work tools / phone / clothing assistance.
SSVF is designed to assist with housing stability. Eligible veterans receive case management and referrals to Veteran Administration (VA) and community resources for securing or maintaining permanent housing.
Questions: 3550 Mullan Road Suite 103, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 926-3600
Western Montana Mental Health Center
1315 Wyoming St., Missoula
ASK about Montana DPHHS' Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program
Questions: (406) 532-9700, email@example.com
1130 W. Broadway, Missoula
Women / children shelter assistance: Gateway Assessment Center, short term motel voucher assistance (3 days – 1/month). Emergency Housing – 50 day hotel voucher; Transitional Housing - 18month, 2 year subsidized program (pay 30% of income to rent); Rapid Re-Housing – help with security deposit + 2 months rent; Walk-ins: 12-4 Monday-Friday (wait list)
Questions: (406) 543-6691