Housing Choice Voucher Program
(section 8)

Find a safe place to live at a price you can afford.

Our Housing Choice Voucher program offers an on-going federal rental subsidy to eligible households. Households are able to choose their home as long as it meets program requirements. HRDC is a contacted field agency with Montana Housing at the Montana Department of Commerce.

This program provides rental subsidies to very low-income households where the households pay 30% of their adjusted gross monthly income to their rent. Gross monthly income is the amount paid to an employee before taxes and other deductions.

To be eligible, households must be at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) and plan to live in Gallatin, Park, or Meagher County.

Click HERE to check your area’s AMI.

You can pick up a paper application from any of our offices, or complete an online application.

Montana Housing will notify you when you come to the top of the waitlist via mail. To update your mailing address please submit a Change Form – available in our office or click HERE.

Click HERE to check your status on the waitlist.

You will be notified by mail when you reach the top of the waitlist. Change of address forms may be submitted to our Bozeman or Livingston offices, or returned vial mail to the Montana Department of Commerce.

Location

Bozeman Office
32 S Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
111 S Second St
Livingston, MT 59047

Contact Information

Section 8 Coordinator
p: 406.585.4845
f: 406.585.3538
section8@thehrdc.org

If you are unable to apply online, please visit any of our offices for a paper application.

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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.