Located directly above the offices of case managers, therapists, employment specialists, and the Mountain Home Community Center, the Mountain Home Apartments are ideally situated to provide support for homeless young mothers and their children. While each resident has her own small kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living area, the shared hallway, communal laundry, and outdoor playground provide opportunities to enjoy the company of other young families.
Mountain Home Montana operates five Permanent Supportive Housing apartment units. One of the units is intended for individuals who meet the following requirements:
- 16-24 years of age
- Pregnant or parenting at least 50% of the time
- Legally eligible to enter into a contract/lease
- Willing to comply with program policies
- Able to demonstrate need for housing
How to Apply
If you are interested in Mountain Home’s apartment and believe you may qualify, please contact us today by calling 406-541-4663.
The other four apartment units are designated for chronically homeless families and use the Housing First model to eliminate as many barriers to safe housing as possible. So, in addition to the above listed requirements individuals who qualify for the designated units are those who also meet the definition of chronically homeless as defined by HUD: An individual is defined by HUD as “Chronically Homeless” if they have a disability and have lived in a shelter, safe haven, or place not meant for human habitation for 12 continuous months or for 4 separate occasions in the last three years (must total 12 months).
How to Apply
For the designated units, Mountain Home Montana receives referrals through Missoula’s Coordinated Entry System (MCES), a community-wide approach to house all people experiencing literal homelessness within 90 days from accessing MCES.
In order to obtain a designated unit, Mountain Home must obtain the following:
- evidence of the homelessness status
- evidence of the duration of homelessness, and
- evidence of a disabling condition
If you think you may qualify for Mountain Home’s designated apartment units, please call 2-1-1 or visit the Salvation Army, the Poverello Center, or the YWCA.
Mountain Home’s apartments are rarely available so we encourage you to seek alternative housing. We do not accept applications for the designated units and do not maintain waiting lists for any unit.