The HomeFront Story

Formerly the Housing Authority of Billings, HomeFront is a Municipal Housing Authority created by State Legislation and confirmed by City Referendum in 1973.  We are not City, State, or Federal, but a political subdivision of the State, a public Non-Profit. 


For nearly 50 years, the Housing Authority of Billings has been a leader and forward thinker in providing housing assistance, leadership and creative housing solutions to our community. Through monumental changes, we have maintained a steadfast focus on the community we serve. This is core to our success. It is who we are.

In housing programs, change is the only constant, and the pace of change continues to accelerate. We embrace it. There has never been a more critical time to plan for the future; to lay down an aspirational path that ensures continued growth and success for years to come.

I am pleased to introduce you to HomeFront’s 2021-2024 strategic plan – a bold and clear plan that outlines our re-branding of where we are going, how we will get there and what it means to be critical partners within our community. The four strategic priorities, vision, mission and core value statements will keep us focused on our future direction, as well as our day-to-day work and we are proud of the leadership and work that created this plan.

Many community voices helped to shape this plan. Throughout a robust engagement and planning process, we heard from staff, commissioners, community leaders, partners and families that we serve. In building this blueprint for the future, we remained true to what we heard, what we learned about ourselves in our community and hope you see your voices reflected within the document and in the work we continue to do. We are committed to receiving your ongoing input and feedback as we journey through this plan and its priorities together.

On behalf of the HomeFront TEAM, we would like to thank all those who shared their wisdom, thoughts and vision in the development of this strategic plan. We asked challenging questions, you answered and we were inspired. Together, we are creating a community HomeFront – Partners for a Better Billings.

Patti Webster
CEO/Executive Director