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Addressing Community Opposition to Affordable Housing Development: A Fair Housing Toolkit
This toolkit is a terrific resource for affordable housing developers. According to its website, "This toolkit is intended to give developers a working knowledge of fair housing in a form they can use. It gives common sense, hands-on tools to deal with public hearings, building community support, using the media, working with officials, and moving to legal action. It includes an extensive list of Web sites, articles, and books on issues relating to affordable housing development and fair housing, as well as legal resources."

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
FIRST stands for Fair Housing Instruction, Resources, Support, Technical Guidance which is exactly what this website offers on ADA and Fair Housing Act compliance. The organization also conducts site trainings on compliance with the Fair Housing Act and Disability Rights Laws.

HUD’s Guide to Building under the Fair Housing Act

Eastlake, Derry & Associates, LLC This West Virginia company offers accessibility, Universal Design, and ADA consulting and training services.

For information on building accessible housing please click here.

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
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.

Phone: 406-256-9355
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 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
Fax: 406-449-2418
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, a website with helpful legal information for low- to moderate-income Montanans. If you would like more information on your legal rights visit

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.


Missoula Office
Phone: 406-728-5297
Fax: 406-728-4095
Address: 208 E. Main; Missoula, MT 59802

Billings Office
Phone: 406-245-6106
Fax: 406-248-3400
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

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