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More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Fill out your Census at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020

A man fills out his Census form

More than half of Montana households have now self-responded to the 2020 Census, yet the state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rent, Mortgage Assistance Available to Montanans Impacted by COVID-19

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Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce is reminding Montanans that $50 million is available for rent and mortgage assistance for Montanans who have lost a job or income as a result of COVID-19. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1st

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MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per capita. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Montana Board of Housing Invites 8 Affordable Homes Properties to Apply for Federal Housing Credits

More than $32.2 million in credits will be awarded

The Montana Board of Housing met via webinar Tuesday for a public meeting to determine which communities and affiliated affordable rental properties will be invited to move forward with housing tax credit applications. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Grants available May 7 to support homeowners, renters, small businesses, public services

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Begin Phased Reopening of Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals, and extending to businesses on Monday

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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
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