As determined by HHA, any person who threatens the safety, health or right to peaceful enjoyment of any person or property or misuses or damages any property may be denied access to all HHA property by revocation of the privilege to enter HHA property. Furthermore, any persons/family whose tenancy has been terminated due to crimes related to drugs, violence or repeated offenses may be denied access to all HHA property by revocation of the privilege to enter HHA property.
A person’s privilege to enter HHA property may be revoked by an authorized person. In 9-19 accordance with Montana law, the privilege will be revoked by personal communication of notice by an authorized person to the entering person. See Mont. Code Ann. § 45-6-201. If possible, the person whose privilege has been revoked will be given written notice of the revocation of the privilege to enter all HHA property in the form of a trespass letter. After the privilege to enter is revoked, the person is prohibited from entering onto any and all HHA property. Any entry onto HHA property by the person is considered a trespass on HHA property. HHA will pursue all appropriate civil and criminal penalties against a trespassing person.
HHA will maintain a trespass list identifying all persons prohibited from entering onto any and all HHA property. This list will be posted on the HHA website and made available at the HHA Administrative Office located at 812 Abbey Street. To view the current trespass list, click Helena Housing Authority Trespass List 02 26 2018
In its discretion, HHA may restore a person’s privilege to enter HHA property, if the person requests in writing that the privilege to enter HHA property be restored and provides documentation demonstrating at least three (3) of the following mitigating factors:
· Successful completion of a treatment center program;
· Successful completion of a rehabilitation center program;
· Successful completion of a self sufficiently course;
· Recommendation from a social worker;
· Recommendation from a counselor;
· Recommendations from community members, such as a police officer, landlord, neighbor, employer, teacher, agency worker, etc.
· Proof of current employment from the employer;
· Proof of employment for the previous (6) six-months from the employer
If the necessary documentation is submitted, the Executive Director will review and verify the documentation. The Executive Director will then grant or deny the request within 10 days after receiving the request and all documentation. If the request is denied the Applicant may request an informal hearing as described Chapter 5A. If the necessary documentation is submitted by the requester, the Executive Director will review and verify the documentation. The Executive Director will then grant or deny the request within 30 days after receiving the request and all supporting documentation.
Quarterly, the Executive Director will review the HHA trespass list and, with the assistance of local law enforcement, determine whether to continue to prohibit each listed person from HHA property for an additional 1year term or to restore the person’s privilege to enter HHA property. After a revocation, the privilege to enter HHA property can only be restored with the express 9-20
written permission of HHA. It is the responsibility of the person whose privilege has been revoked to contact HHA and inquire about whether the privilege to enter has been restored.
If a person is convicted of committing a felony on HHA property or is a person listed on the Montana Sexual and Violent Offenders Registry, their privilege to enter HHA property will be revoked for the remainder of their life.