BILLINGS- — HomeFront, an organization in Billings that helps those less fortunate secure housing is offering a $500 incentive to landlords who rent to the people they serve.
“The renter’s market is tough right now so we’re hoping these incentives will help find some of our people places to live,” says Kate McLean, a housing specialist for HomeFront.
Brian Hale, a 21-year-old with Autism is one of the people who will be getting a boost to help him secure a place to live.
“I’ve been searching for apartments for about four months now,” says Hale. “Finding housing has been challenging, some challenges have been long waiting lists and affordable apartments.”
Hale says that trying to live on his own has been a journey and he hopes that this opportunity will help give him an edge over other renters.
For landlords, McLean says the process is simple.
“It is the simplest process; the landlords just call and say 'hey I have a rental,' there's a little bit of paperwork back and forth, you just tell us where to write the check and it has to pass an inspection,” says McLean.
The incentives go into effect on July first.