Other Programs

Section 8

The Public Housing Authority of Butte has about 100 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 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 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.

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.