Project-Based Section 8 Housing
Project-Based Section 8 Properties are federally assisted properties that provide rental housing to low-income households in privately-owned and managed rental units. The rental cost for most units will be 30% of your household adjusted gross income. There may be a variety of housing types available through this program, including; single-family homes, townhomes, or apartments.
How does it work?
You must apply to each individual property that participates in the program. Some units may be reserved for households that are elderly or disabled. Often times you apply for a waiting list that may be several months long. Once you are selected from the waiting list, you may be offered a unit; however, there may be a limited number of available units to choose from.
Do I qualify?
To qualify you must fall within the Department of Housing and Urban Development's required income limits for the program. An example of rent at 30% income: households with one full-time worker at $7.25/hour would pay approximately $348 per month.
In a disaster declaration, the federal agency HUD, has the ability to waive some of the rental requirements with the exception of allowing anyone to jump ahead of families currently on the properties wait list. If the property is where you would like to live, it would be to your benefit to apply to the property wait list.
Find the Project-Based Section 8 properties in Montana, listed by county.