801 S 28th Street
Billings, MT 59101


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

Rent: Please contact the property manager


All utilities are included in the rent.


Completed July 2009


Tamarack Property Management – Southern Lights

(406) 208-9773
[email protected]

801 S 28th Street
Billings, MT 59101


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


  • 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 Waste 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.