Montana Community

Eligible Projects


The activities that are eligible for funding under Montana's CDBG Program are limited to those set out by Congress in Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.

CDBG Large-Scale Multi-Family Housing Development and Rehabilitation Grants

The following summarizes the major categories of assistance for the CDBG Competitive Housing and Neighborhood Renewal Grants:

  • New construction of multi-family housing or multiple single family housing development;
  • Rehabilitation of multi-family rental housing;
  • Temporary housing facilities such as homeless shelters or domestic violence shelters; and
  • Neighborhood revitalization and renewal activities such as improvements to sidewalks, street lighting, or neighborhood playgrounds.

These projects may include the following activities:

  • Rehabilitate substandard housing;
  • Support construction of new, permanent housing;
  • Finance or subsidize the construction of new permanent, residential units;
  • Site improvements or provision of public facilities to be used or sold for new housing;
  • Demolition of vacant, deteriorated housing units with the intent of making the site available for new construction;
  • Acquiring sites for use or resale for new housing, and converting existing nonresidential structures for residential use; and
  • Neighborhood renewal activities such as cleaning up junk and debris or improving or constructing sidewalks, streets, or neighborhood parks.

CDBG Small-Scale Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Grants

The following summarizes the major categories of assistance for the CDBG Non-Competitive Housing Grants:

  • Rehabilitation of occupied homes and residential properties determined to have critical health and safety deficiencies;
  • New construction of infill development residential properties on vacant lots; and
  • Demolition of blighted structures that results in replacement of housing on a one-for-one basis

Requirements for eligible housing units:

  • All housing units proposed for rehabilitation must have an inspection completed by a professional to determine the specific health and safety deficiencies and a report must be provided to Commerce;
  • All housing units proposed for rehabilitation must have an inspection completed to determine the ADA improvements needed, if applicable;
  • All housing units that are proposed for rehabilitation cannot exceed the median home price for the project area;
  • All proposed rehabilitation work cannot exceed either:
    1. The median home price for the project area, or
    2. The value of the property, after work has been completed based on an appraisal at the completion of the project.

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