Public Housing


Eligibility Requirements 

Income Limits People who apply for Public Housing must fall in 30%, 50% or 80% of median area income limits

How to Apply

Change Form 

Grievance Hearing Form

Add Direct Debit option form

Removing Direct Debit option form

PH 30 day Notice to Move

Community Service Log form

The Housing Authority of Billings has 274 Units located in various areas of the city. We have units in the heights, south side, central area and west end. We have individual single family homes, duplexes, fourplexes, townhouses. These units are 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units. A number of the units are designed for handicap accessibility. The Public Housing units are located close to schools, bus stops and shopping centers.

To determine rent amounts, residents can choose from either of the following methods:

    1. 30% of the families adjusted income.
    2. A flat rent amount based on unit size and is based on like rents in local market.


Eligibility Requirements


It is important that the Housing Authority of Billings be kept informed of any address, income or family size changes. If we cannot contact you at the address we have on file, your name will be removed from the waiting list.

The Housing Authority of Billings determines eligibility for our programs using income guidelines, criminal history and previous rental experience.

Each year, the Department of Housing & Urban Development publishes income guidelines for the various housing programs. These amounts are annual gross income. (See Income Limits, below.)


The Department of Housing & Urban Development requires that we conduct background checks for our Public Housing Program.

The Housing Authority of Billings conducts a criminal background check on all applicants 18 years of age and older.

Federal regulations mandate that we cannot house any person required to register as a Sex Offender.

The Housing Authority also screens for past criminal activity that would indicate someone’s conduct to be threatening to the health safety and peaceful enjoyment of the neighborhood.


The Housing Authority of Billings requires three landlord references or 5 professional references from all applicants.

We inquire about rental payment history, lease violations, housekeeping, and whether or not you disturbed your neighbors. 

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How to Apply

Go to this page of our website and fill out an online application.


You may pick up an application at our office located at:

2415 1st Avenue North

Billings, MT 59101


Print out this application and mail to the above address.


An application can also be mailed to you if you call 406-245-6391.


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