The Helena Housing Authority, “HHA” is a non-profit agency established in 1938 by federal and state legislation to provide safe and affordable housing and related services to eligible, low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled.
As the largest landlord in Helena for more than 80 years, HHA has 366 Public Housing and 47 Affordable Housing units with end-to-end responsibility. The HHA also operates several Housing Choice Voucher programs (formally Section 8), in which qualified applicants can use vouchers to help pay rental costs for privately owned property. Similar programs include Permanent Supportive Housing, voucher-based rental assistance for homeless individuals, and Mod-Rehab project-based housing assistance.
The Mayor of the City of Helena appoints a 7-member Board of Commissioners. The Board determines HHA policies and monitors HHA’s financial and operational success. The Board acts in formal session and deals with administration only in a formal manner through the Board-appointed Executive Director. The Board does not assume any day-to-day management or administrative functions of HHA. The Executive Director is hired by the Board and manages HHA’s day-to-day operations.