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Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance Now Available for Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID-19

Apply now!

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that the Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Federal Eviction Ban Extended for Renters

Centers for Disease Control Eviction Moratorium for Renters Effective Through June 30, 2021

On March 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control extended the temporary ban on residential evictions until June 30, 2021. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Affordable Housing Land Trust Project Receives HOME Funding

Commerce Announces $350,000 for Missoula’s Trust Montana to Provide Homebuyer Assistance

The Montana Department of Commerce today announced that Trust Montana, a new affordable housing land trust model in Missoula, will receive $350,000 in federal funding through Commerce’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

Monday, March 15, 2021

How to Prepare for Your Application for Emergency Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Coming Soon

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program will provide rent and utility assistance to Montanans who have been financially impacted, directly or indirectly, by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Registration for the 2021 Housing Partnership Virtual Conference is now open!

May 18-19, 2021

The Montana Housing Partnership Conference is a highly anticipated event for housing authorities, community development agencies and affordable housing developers in Montana.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Governor Gianforte Nominates Director of Commerce Department

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Commerce Announces 15 Montana Communities to Receive CDBG Planning Grants

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that 15 Montana communities will share $511,000 in federal grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. These grants will support planning activities for critical infrastructure and community development projects across Montana.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Commerce Announces $2.4 Million to Rehabilitate and Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

Housing Trust Fund Awards will support 133 affordable homes

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that three affordable housing developers in two Montana communities will share $2.4 million of federal funding through the Housing Trust Fund Program. The funding will be used to support the rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental homes in Montana.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Commerce Announces $2.5 Million to Preserve and Build New Affordable Homes in 5 Montana Communities

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday more than $2.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to five Montana communities to support the rehabilitation and construction of affordable homes.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Commerce Urges Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID to Apply For Rent, Mortgage Payment Assistance

Applications must be submitted by November 10

MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic that they may be eligible for rent, deposit or mortgage payment assistance and to apply now to the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. The program will continue to process applications received by the deadline, and all applications approved by December 30, 2020 will be provided assistance.  

Monday, November 2, 2020
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