IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE HOUSING

AUTHORITY OF BILLINGS

 

Housing Authority of Billings Board Meeting 

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 12:00pm 

Zoom Meeting ID: 929-722-1931

 

 

UPDATED 9/4/2020

 

FEDERAL REGISTER: TEMPORARY HALT IN RESIENTIAL EVICTIONS 

Montana Law Help Website

 

 

EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

If you are having difficulty paying your rent or mortgage due to COVID-related loss of income, we urge you to apply for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program through the State of Montana. 

This program provides rent, security deposit, mortgage payment assistance, and/or hazard insurance for those who have lost their job or substantial income due to COVID-19, up to $2,000 per month.  

Find information and apply at: nwmt.org/covidrelief

 

Beginning August 31, 2020, Montana Housing's Emergency Assistance Program will pay the difference between 25 percent of the household's current net monthly income and their eligibility housing assistance costs, up to $2,000 a month with a minimum monthly payment of $250. 

The program has eliminated the $10,000 readily available assets limit. 

 

INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND VOUCHER TENANTS ON THE EVICTION MORATORIUM 

COVID-19 WAIVERS EXTENSION NOTIFICATION

 

UPDATE 6/1/2020

The Housing Authority of Billings is currently observing limited lobby hours.  From 8:30a -5:00p, Monday -Friday, individuals with a legitimate need to enter the lobby will be allowed access if in compliance with the following restrictions. Access will not be allowed outside these hours.  No more than 3 indivudals will be allowed access to the lobby at one time (including staff). Individuals must wear a face covering for the duration of their time in the lobby.  A health screening will be conducted prior to entry, and 6-feet of separartion between individuals will be enforced to uphold social distancing guidelines.  To protect the health and safety of our staff, access will be denied to individuals not in compliance with these restrictions.

The front vestibule of our agency will be unlocked during business hours to allow for participants to acquire change forms. Please submit all changes and supporting documents by email if at all possible. If you need to turn in hard copies of change forms and paperwork, please place in the exterior drop-box.

The maintenance staff have resumed addressing all work orders.

To check your status on the wait list or current rent balance, press 1, or dial 406-237-1959.
We are making changes to rents up until the 1st of the month so please be patient when calling to see what your portion of the rent will be.

To be forwarded to the front reception desk, press 0.

We are here working for you and hope you and your family are well.

 

 

 

Hello,

Right now, many of us are dealing with a bit of uncertainty as we try to keep ourselves, our family members, our work place and our community healthy.

Please know that the Housing Authority of Billings remains steadfast in our service to those we serve, our community partners and our vendors.  We are open for business.  Not business as usual but we are here providing professional, affordable housing options for our community.

Our office is open to the public.  Our office hours remain the same and our employees are here to serve you the best way we know how in this uncertainty.

For now, we are asking you to communicate with us using telephone and email.  If a face to face meeting is needed, we will be happy to meet your needs.  You can turn in any changes to our office via the night drop box or in our lobby.  Change forms are available in the foyer inside our front door.

Currently, our maintenance staff is only responding to emergency work orders.  Our staff is equipped with appropriate safety gear to ensure your safety and ours.  Please do not be alarmed that we are wearing a mask and other protective gear when we come to your home to complete a workorder.  Again, this is for your protection and ours.

For now, we have also cancelled all inspections for our Public Housing and Affordable Housing Programs.  Section 8 inspections will continue to be conducted as scheduled until the federal government provides a regulatory waiver for us to postpone those as well.

We are planning to keep those we serve, our partners, and our staff up to date with information using our Facebook page.  Please find us at Housing Authority of Billings on Facebook.

Thank you for your understanding and your diligence.  You are greatly appreciated!

Patti Webster

CEO/Executive Director

HAB COVID-19 Action Plan

HAB Phased Reopening Plan

 

 

 

 

Billings Montana

 

The Housing Authority of Billings (HAB) is a public non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing to individuals and families in Billings, MT, and within a 10-mile radius of Billings’ city limits. Currently, the Housing Authority of Billings owns and/or manages over 400 housing units and administers rental subsidy for over 1000 units throughout the community.

“It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”



                                Hubert H. Humphrey  

 

                 Red Fox - Affordable Housing units

 

 

 

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