Housing Programs & Resources
The City of Montclair is dedicated to providing up-to-date affordable housing information and resources. Below is information on affordable housing, landlord/tenant assistance, and homebuyer programs.
Montclair Housing Corporation
In June 1994, the Montclair Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors approved the formation of the Montclair Housing Corporation (MHC). The MHC was formed as a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation organized for the purpose of increasing, improving, and preserving affordable housing in the City of Montclair. The nonprofit corporation is organized for charitable purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Formation of the MHC ensures that the Agency’s units remain affordable to persons whose incomes do not exceed the low-to-moderate income levels as defined by state law. This has been accomplished through the 30-year Lease and Regulatory Agreement between the MHC and the Agency, and recordation of deed restrictions against all Agency acquired properties. The City Council serves as the MHC Board of Directors, and the City Manager serves as the Executive Director.
City Staff are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Montclair Housing Authority-owned single-family and multifamily rental units. Staff currently manages 23 single-family houses, including a condominium unit, and 80 apartment units. All the properties are rented to very low-to-moderate income families with tenants undergoing a comprehensive tenant screening process.