Resources to Learn More About Your Housing Rights
Montana's Landlord Tenant Act
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
"Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Housing" MT Human Rights Bureau
Montana Public Interest Research Group
This website and hotline are available to Montanans looking for information on Tenant/Landlord rights and responsibilities. Visit the website first for information, then if you need more assistance call or email the hotline at:
Email: Tenant-Landlord Hotline firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Tenant-Landlord Hotline 1-888-345-7474 (outside Missoula) or 406-243-2907 (in Missoula).
Billings Community Housing Resource Board (Serves Billings only)
This nonprofit organization promotes fair and affordable housing through education and community outreach. Billings CHRB provides trainers, speakers, brochures, a website, and more to help the Billings community understand and fulfill its citizens’ rights to fair housing. Visit their website or contact them by email to learn more about their resources on Fair Housing, first-time home buying, landlord and tenant responsibilities, and community resources for affordable housing.
Address: PO Box 20126; Billings, MT 59104
Fair Housing Advocates and Legal Assistance
If you suspect your rights to fair housing were violated you may contact one of these agencies for assistance. Each agency below plays a different role in protecting the housing rights of Montanans. Please check their websites for more detailed information and to determine the purpose and scope of each agency.
Montana Fair Housing
Montana Fair Housing is dedicated to the reduction and eradication of housing discrimination in Montana. This private, nonprofit organization provides Fair Housing information and support to consumers and industry representatives, responds to inquiries and discriminatory housing complaints, and investigates allegations of housing discrimination across Montana. For more information please visit their website.
Phone: 406-542-2611 or 800-929-2611
Address: 2522 South 3rd Street West; Missoula, MT 59804
Human Rights Bureau
This state agency receives and investigates allegations of discrimination. For more information on Human Rights in Montana and the role of the Human Rights Bureau please see “A Guide to Montana’s Human Rights Laws”, and for more information on housing rights for people with disabilities visit their page on “Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Housing”
Phone: 406-444-2884 or 800-542-0807
Address: 1625 11th Avenue; P.O. Box 1728; Helena, MT 59624-1728
Montana Advocacy Program
Montana Advocacy Program’s (MAP's) mission is to protect and advocate for the human, legal, and civil rights of Montanans with mental and physical disabilities while advancing dignity, equality, and self-determination. MAP operates several Protection and Advocacy programs for persons with disabilities. MAP provides information and referral services and they will answer any questions you have about your rights. To contact MAP call between 9 am -12:30 pm weekdays or email at email@example.com. To learn more about their services, please visit their website.
Phone: Call between 9 am and 12:30 pm weekdays.
406-449-2344 Voice/TDD or 800-245-4743 Voice/TDD
Address: P.O. Box 168; 400 North Park, 2nd Floor; Helena, MT 59624
Montana Legal Services Association
Montana Legal Services Association provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income Montanans. Visit the website above or call the statewide hotline to learn more about the services they provide and their eligibility requirements. Montana Legal Services also runs www.montanalawhelp.org, a website with helpful legal information for low- to moderate-income Montanans. If you would like more information on your legal rights visit www.montanalawhelp.org.
Hotline: Western Montana (800) 926-3144 or (800) 666-6899
Eastern Montana (800) 999-4941
Montana People’s Action
As “the voice of low-income Montanans,” Montana People’s Action (MPA) provides informational and referral services in housing matters. MPA members can accompany you to meetings with landlords or provide other assistance you might need in locating and attaining housing that meets your needs. MPA has two offices in Missoula and Billings, but they also have a statewide network of members. Visit their website or contact them for more information on their resources and services.
Address: 208 E. Main; Missoula, MT 59802
Address: 2822 Third Ave. N., Ste 210; Billings, MT 59101
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Office
Phone: 303-672-5437 or 800-877-7353
Address: 633 17th Street, 13th Floor; Denver, CO 80202-3690