Public Housing Authority of Butte has about 100 Section 8 Housing Choice
In the Section 8 Program, participants must not exceed the income guidelines
set by HUD and they must have criminal background checks. The Section 8
participants rent units in the private market. They can rent houses,
apartments, or mobile homes. The units are inspected before a participant
can move into the unit and the units are inspected annually thereafter.
Participants pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income for rent and
utilities. The Public Housing Authority of Butte pays the remainder of
the rent directly to the landlords each month.
Shelter + Care
The Public Housing Authority of Butte has
received funding for about 20 participants for the Shelter + Care program.
Shelter + Care is very similar to the Section 8 program. However,
participants in the Shelter + Care program must be homeless and have case
management services at the time they are admitted to the Shelter + Care
Since case management is a required component of this program, most of the
Shelter + Care participants are clients of Western Montana Mental Health.
After being admitted to the Shelter + Care program, the participants find their
own housing in the private market and follow the same rules as in the Section 8
Resident Service Coordinator
Erica O'Herron has recently taken over our ROSS
(Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency) Grant Service Coordinator position. Her position here is to assist our residents in finding
programs that may be available to better help you reach your goals. She will be
contacting many of our residents to do a quick assessment. This assessment
should only take 5 – 10 minutes. Your cooperation is appreciated. If you would
like more information about this program please call Erica at 406-782-6461.