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Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Directive asks Montanans to stay home to maximum extent possible except for essential activities, temporarily restricts all nonessential businesses and operations

Montana Capitol

The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers on the frontlines and seeks to limit long term impacts to the state’s economy.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Montana Housing Partnership Conference Rescheduled to May 2021

A one-day virtual event will take place on June 16, 2020

To protect against the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 Montana Housing and NeighborWorks Montana have decided to move to a one-day virtual format for the annual housing partnership conference originally scheduled for June 15-17, and postpone an in-person conference to May of 2021. While we are incredibly disappointed we won’t be gathering in person this year, the health and safety of our sponsors and attendees is our number one priority.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Montana Housing to Take Mortgage Payments by Phone, Mail Only

Customer Service Window to Temporarily Close

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that the customer service window at Montana Housing will be temporarily closed to public visitors starting Monday, March 23, to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Loans Now Available for Small Businesses in Montana

SBA approves Montana’s request for emergency small business loans

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that small businesses across Montana impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

MontanaWorks.gov website

Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiving benefits.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Montana Complete Count Committee Urges Montanans to Fill Out their Census in New Radio, TV PSA

Census is live at my2020census.gov

Fill out the form kids

Montanans can now begin filling out their Census forms online or by phone at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. In conjunction with the beginning of the 2020 Census, Montana’s Complete Count Committee is releasing its final public service announcement encouraging Montanans to respond.

Monday, March 16, 2020

The 2020 Census is Here!

Time to Make it Count for Montana

The 2020 Census is now live and available to fill out online at my2020census.gov or call in your response by phone at 1-844-330-2020.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Governor Bullock Declares State of Emergency in Montana Related to COVID-19

Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force launches informational line for Montanans at 1-888-333-0461

Governor Steve Bullock today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The emergency order puts the state on highest alert; still no confirmed cases in the state.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Help Guide Policy and Investment for Montana Housing, Community Development

2020 Consolidated Plan Hearing on March 23

The Montana Departments of Commerce (Commerce) and Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) invite you to participate in a public hearing Monday, March 23, 2020, concerning the state’s five-year plan to guide policy and investment for housing, economic, and other community development. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Registration Now Open: 2020 Montana Housing Partnership Conference

Join us in Helena June 15-17

City of Helena

The Montana Housing Partnership Conference is a networking and training event for housing organizations, developers, government agency representatives and other stakeholders to gather and collaborate with one common goal, to increase affordable housing opportunities for Montanans.

Friday, March 6, 2020
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