Other Programs

Section 8

The Public Housing Authority of Butte has 21 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.  

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 12 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 program.

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 program.


The Public Housing Authority of Butte has received approval from HUD to sell its 12 scattered site, single family homes.

The houses will be sold to the families who are currently residing in the houses.  If a family does not want to purchase his or her home he or she will be allowed to remain in the home as a renter.  The housing authority has received set aside funding from the Montana Board of Housing which will provide a discounted interest rate to the homebuyers. 

Resident Service Coordinator

Cheri Faupel has recently taken over our ROSS (Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency) Grant Service Coordinator position at the Silver Bow Homes. 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 Cheri at 533-8485.