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Intersection of Housing and Healthcare

In April 2019, the State of Montana was selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Partnerships Implementation Track. The IAP, continuing through May 2020, is a technical assistance opportunity aiming to build capacity and enhance collaboration between a state’s Medicaid system and its housing agencies.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Montana Housing Guidance on COVID-19

At Montana Housing, within the Department of Commerce, we are closely monitoring the impacts of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. We will communicate with statewide housing partners any relevant information about COVID-19 and how it affects affordable homes in Montana.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Emergency Housing Assistance Now Available for Montana Families Hardest Hit by COVID-19

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that families who have suffered substantial financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may now apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Housing Assistance program.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Governor Bullock to Provide Emergency Rental Assistance to Families Hardest Hit by COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive to provide emergency rental assistance to help families with limited financial resources make ends meet during the unprecedented economic situation caused by COVID-19. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

4 Montana Communities to Receive Coal Trust Funding to Develop Affordable Rental Homes

Funding will help rehabilitate 166 affordable homes in four communities

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Thursday that four Montana communities will receive funding to support the rehabilitation of existing affordable rental homes through the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes program. 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Governor Bullock Calls for Census Deadline Extension to Accommodate COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

Letter asks U.S. Department of Commerce to move Census deadline from August 14 to at least September 30

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock in a letter today called on U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to extend the deadline for the decennial census from August 14, 2020 to at least September 30, 2020 to ensure an accurate count while allowing for continued health and safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Directives Extended Through April 24 to Protect Montanans by Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governor Bullock to Bolster Food Security for Montana Families During Statewide COVID-19 Emergency

Actions will extend federal food assistance for more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supply at food banks and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children

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MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children. All of these changes are made available through flexibility and funding provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be implemented by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Friday, April 3, 2020
Categories: Montana Housing

Governor Bullock Announces Consumer Protections to Lessen Financial Hardships on Montanans During COVID-19 Pandemic

New Directive Temporarily Stops Evictions, Foreclosures and Cancellation of Utilities

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, heating and internet service.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Self-Responding to the 2020 Census is More Important than Ever for Montana

Respond at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020

Fill out your Census

All Montanans can now fill out their 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail – even without receiving an official invitation to participate. The 2020 Census is available to fill out now online at my2020census.gov, by phone at 1-844-330-2020, or via mail if a household has received a paper questionnaire.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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