The Missoula Housing Authority is a public non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing to individuals and families to Missoula. Missoula voters created the housing authority in 1978. Currently, Montana state law says public housing authorities shall address the problems of poor building conditions, improper planning and excesssive land coverage and unsafe conditions caused by overcrowding.
Starting in the administrative office, Missoula Housing Authority recycles all paper products, aluminum, tin, plastic, and cardboard. MHA pays living wages to its employees and provides a strong benefit package and including an Employee Assistance Program and a Flex Plan. MHA supports working class families, disabled and senior households with housing in the form of rental assistance or properties MHA owns and manages. MHA builds all new developments with energy efficient practices, green building techniques, neighborhood input, and holistic design standards. MHA purchases locally on a daily basis and employs local contractors and consultants almost exclusively. The Missoula Housing Authority is the largest provider of affordable housing in the City of Missoula. The Housing Authority owns and manages 333 units and administers rental subsidies for 855 units. The Housing Authority has been in existence since 1978.