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Commerce Supports Development of Nearly 2,500 Affordable Homes

Central to its mission of supporting a growing economy, the Montana Department of Commerce serves more than 8,500 Montana families and individuals each year to access affordable homes through rental assistance, homebuyer assistance and affordable rental development.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Commerce Awards Funding to 3 Montana Communities to Develop New Affordable Housing

Three Montana communities will receive grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist with the development of affordable housing.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $30.6 Million in Federal Tax Credits for Montana Communities to Develop Affordable Housing

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that $30.6 million in federal tax credits will be allocated to five communities in Montana to preserve or construct new affordable housing.

Tuesday, November 20, 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 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

Montana Housing Increases Homeownership Opportunities with Down Payment Assistance Program

June is homeownership month

Residential homes

It’s not uncommon that first-time homebuyers can afford a monthly mortgage payment, but struggle to save enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

VIDEO: How One Montana Family Achieved Their Homeownership Dream

June is Homeownership Month

Joye Woodson sits on the porch of her new home.

New homeowner Joye Woodson thought buying a home was a daunting, out-of-reach process. Financial barriers such as coming up with enough money for down payment and closing costs seemed overwhelming. But Woodson followed Montana Housing’s 6 steps to homeownership and learned becoming a homeowner was within reach.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Categories: Montana Housing

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
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