Emergency Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance (Rapid Rehousing)

Emergency Rental Assistance provides wraparound services to households experiencing homelessness. Services include case management, housing search and stabilization, temporary rental assistance, and housing counseling.

  • Supportive services including case management and assistance with housing search.
  • Eligible households may also receive assistance with a security deposit and/or temporary rental assistance on qualifying units. Rent and affordability limits do apply.


If you been sleeping in any of the following locations, you may be eligible for emergency rental assistance:

  • Outside/camping
  • A Vehicle
  • An RV or camper
  • An emergency shelter such as the Warming Center, HAVEN, or Family Promise

*If you have been staying anywhere else, such as with friends or family, or paying for a motel on your own, please contact our Housing Navigation team for support in a housing search.

You may begin the application process for all of HRDC’s non-emergency homeless services by meeting with a Service Navigator in Bozeman or Livingston, contacting us by phone, or completing HRDC’s Request Support Form. Service Navigators are available on a first come first serve basis anytime our offices are open.

Temporary rental assistance resources are also available for youth and young adults ages 16-24, through our Blueprint Continuum, who are experiencing homelessness.


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Bozeman Office
32 S Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
121 S Second St
Livingston, MT 59047

Contact Information

Seeking Housing Services Coordinator
Anna Stone
p: 406.585.4879
f: 406.585.4879

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Brooke Poole

Public Sector

Since 2015, Brooke has been working with Allergan Aesthetics, Body Contouring. In 2018, Brooke began her role as Senior Manager of Training. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commercial Photography from Appalachian State University in 2011.

Brooke began her role on our Board in 2019. However, she feels it’s more fitting to say that she gets to serve on our Board. For Brooke, an evening at our Fork & Spoon was her first glance into our organization’s powerful work. As Brooke states, joining the Board has only expanded her appreciation for the caliber of people leading our mission and the impact of our vast ecosystem of services. While metrics alone are impressive, Brooke likes to visualize each number as an individual example of support – an extension of a helping hand, a moment of relief – given to one of our neighbors. She is grateful for the opportunity to participate in shaping HRDC’s future.

Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.