Southern Lights Residential


801 S 28th Street
Billings, MT 59101


20 Homes
5 – 1BR
9 – 2BR
4 – 3BR
2 – 4BR

Rent: Please contact the property manager

Utility Info

All utilities are included in the rent.


Completed July 2009

Property Manager

Tamarack Property Management - Southern Lights

(406) 208-9773

801 S 28th Street
Billings, MT 59101

The Neighborhood

Southern Lights is located in the historic south side neighborhood close to the city center providing access to alternative transportation options, city park, schools and the public library. Built in response to the need for Billings residents to afford their homes, Homeword envisioned these homes would also fit into the existing neighborhood’s rich human spirit and unique historical character. 


  • Close to bus routes, bike paths and easy walk to downtown
  • Fully accessible homes
  • Resident community room with fully-equipped kitchen 
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Laundry
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking

Sustainable Features

  • Re-development of an urban infill site
  • Native and adapted plants in landscaped areas
  • Photovoltaic Ready; add additional PV Panels arrays as money becomes available
  • Storm Water Management through a Rainwater Catchment System, semi-porous courtyard, energy star roof so that 90% of storm water drains on-site
  • Efficient Irrigation including rain sensors and irrigation controls
  • Energy Efficient Windows and insulation
  • Water conserving appliances and fixtures (meet Energy Star Policy Act)
  • Light Pollution Reduction standards for exterior lighting
  • Construction Waster Management; including asphalt, land clearing debris, cardboard, wood, metals, ceiling tile, and carpet
  • Recycle content materials; steel, and other metals, gypsum board, ceiling tile, carpet, tile, concrete, countertops, and insulation
  • Healthy Living Environment with low/no VOC Paints, primers, adhesives, and sealants
  • Energy efficient appliances; exceeds the IECC 2003 Standard by 30%
  • Air to air heat exchange system
  • Heat recovery ventilation
  • Passive Solar Design for Tower and North Building.
  • 35% Flyash in building foundations
  • At least 50% (by cost) of wood products are either certified FSC, salvaged/reclaimed wood, or engineered framing materials
  • Kitchen Cabinets are a medium density fiberboard (MDF) panel manufactured from 100% recycled wood waste made without formaldehyde-containing additives
  • Countertops are made out of recycled banana fibers with formaldehyde free resins
  • Healthy Floors; linoleum and recycled carpet
  • Green Roof Ready when funding allows
  • Community Room and onsite recycling
  • Resident Green Manual


  • Enterprise Community Investment
  • City of Billings HOME Investment Partnership Program
  • City of Billings Land Donation
  • Montana HomeOwnership Network
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle Challenge Fund
  • Montana Board of Housing Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program
  • Private Donor
  • Enterprise Community Partners Green Communities
  • Fannie Mae
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Affordable Housing Program
  • O2 Architects
  • Hardy Construction
  • Southside Neighborhood Task Force
  • Chip Clawson
  • Design Balance
  • EMC Engineering
  • Horton Associates
  • St. Peter, Warren & Dyrud, P.C.
Equal Housing Opportunity

Homeword is firmly committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its properties, programs and services, classes, activities, and materials. Please call (406) 532-4663 x10 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY) for Montana Relay.