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Thanks to Your Vote, Butte Preservation Project Receives $150,000

BUTTE, Mont. – The Montana Main Street Program at the Department of Commerce is excited to announce that Butte is a winner in a national Partners in Preservation competition.

Friday, November 2, 2018
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Survey: How Can We Improve Fair Housing Opportunities?

Where you want to live is your choice. Fair Housing is your right. We want to hear from you.

Please take a few minutes to take our fair housing survey

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Groundbreaking of 124 Affordable Homes in Great Falls

Lt. Governor Cooney, Pam Haxby-Cote join housing partners to break ground on Rockcress Commons in Great Falls.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – With hardhats on and shovels in hand, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Friday joined local partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Rockcress Commons, a new 124-unit affordable housing property in Great Falls.

Friday, September 28, 2018
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Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 17 Montana Communities

HELENA, Mont. – Seventeen Montana communities and counties will share $500,000 of federal grant funding through the Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program to support the planning of critical infrastructure and community development projects in Montana.

Monday, September 10, 2018
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Commerce to Help Preserve Affordable Housing in Culbertson and Wolf Point

Culbertson Montana

The Montana Department of Commerce recently awarded $840,000 of federal funding to assist with the acquisition and rehabilitation of Roosevelt Villas, two affordable apartment buildings located in Culbertson and Wolf Point.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Commerce Announces Financial Assistance for Community Development, Job Creation

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced it will award $629,892 in federal funds for three community development projects.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

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Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

8 Montana Communities to Move Forward with Housing Tax Credits Applications

More than $31 million will be awarded in November

The Montana Board of Housing meeting on Monday, June 4

The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) Monday gathered for a public meeting to decide which Montana communities to invite to move forward with Housing Tax Credits applications.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6 Steps to Homeownership in Montana

June is homeownership month

6 steps to homeownership graphic

Buying a home can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce partners with communities and organizations to create affordable housing opportunities for all Montanans.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Housing

Lt. Gov. Cooney and partners celebrate the grand re-opening of River Run

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney Thursday joined in the celebration of the grand opening of the River Run Apartments, a 96-unit newly-renovated affordable housing property in Great Falls.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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