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Commerce’s Board of Housing Awards $27.6 Million to Build Affordable Homes, Create Jobs for Montana Communities

The Montana Board of Housing meets in Helena to award 2018 housing credits.

On Monday, the Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) allocated more than $27.6 million in federal Housing Credits that will help finance new construction and rehabilitation of rental housing that is affordable for families and individuals across Montana.

Monday, November 20, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Governor Bullock, Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Newly Renovated Affordable Housing

Little Jon Apartments Grand Opening, Bigfork

Governor Steve Bullock and Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Tuesday joined in the celebration of the grand opening of Bigfork's Little Jon Apartments, a 31-unit, newly-renovated affordable housing property.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Commerce’s Board of Housing Adds More Affordable Homeownership Opportunities with $42 Million Bond Sale

Montana Board of Housing Executive Director Bruce Brensdal signs the bond closing documents.

Nearly 200 Montana first-time-homebuyers will be able to access low- interest mortgage loans thanks to proceeds of a $42 million bond sale by the Montana Department of Commerce’s Board of Housing.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Lt. Governor Cooney, Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate Homeownership with Helena’s Habitat for Humanity

Jacob Kuntz with Helena Habitat for Humanity stands with Lt. Gov. Cooney and the Bixby family in front of their new home.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today marked a milestone alongside a Helena family on the completion of their rehabilitated home funded in-part by Habitat for Humanity and the Montana Board of Housing.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Categories: Housing Division
Monday, September 25, 2017

Governor Bullock, Director Haxby-Cote Celebrate 136 New, Affordable Homes in Bozeman

New housing development to provide affordable homes for Bozeman workers and their families

Governor Bullock cuts the Larkspur Commons ribbon in Bozeman

Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined community members and Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote at the grand opening of 136 affordable homes, newly-built for Bozeman workers and their families.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Montana Department of Commerce Sponsors Training to Increase Homeownership on Tribal Land

Join the free training on Aug. 23

Houses on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

On August 23, Commerce’s Montana Board of Housing will sponsor a training focused on Indian Home Loans at the KwaTaqNuk Convention Center. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates Groundbreaking of 35 Affordable Homes in Polson

New housing development to create jobs and provide affordable homes for hard-working Montanans

Polson Landing groundbreaking celebration

Standing on the site of what will become 35 affordable homes in Polson, Governor Steve Bullock today joined community leaders and private-sector partners to break ground on the Polson Landing Apartments.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Down Payment Assistance Program Aims to Shrink Affordability Gap for Montana Homebuyers

HELENA, Mont. – Montana homebuyers now have a new tool available to help make homeownership a reality. The Montana Board of Housing at the Montana Department of Commerce has launched the MBOH Plus 0% Deferred Down Payment Assistance Program, or MBOH Plus, created to make purchasing a home easier with down payment and closing costs assistance.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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8 Montana Communities Strive for New Affordable Housing Developments

More than $27 million will be awarded in November

Housing development under construction

The Montana Board of Housing this week selected eight housing developers to submit full applications for Housing Credits, the primary source of funding for affordable housing development in the nation.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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