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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

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

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

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

Commerce Announces First Multifamily Coal Trust Awards to Develop Affordable Rental Homes

Funding will support 86 affordable homes in four communities

Livingston, Mont.

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Montana Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million to Develop Affordable Homes

Now accepting applications to the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program

The Montana Department of Commerce announced Monday that for the first time, state dollars are now available to develop affordable rental homes. Commerce’s Montana Housing is accepting applications for the Multifamily Coal Trust Homes Program. The new program makes available $15 million of Coal Tax Trust Fund dollars to develop affordable rental homes by providing developers with low-interest rate loans.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Explore Montana Housing's New Website

HOUSING.MT.GOV

Montana Housing's new website displayed on a computer

Montana Housing unveiled its new, streamlined website today. You'll still find us at HOUSING.MT.GOV, but what you're looking for on the site, may be in a different spot. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Rice Celebrate Groundbreaking of 85 Affordable Homes in Helena

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Commerce Director Tara Rice join Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins and other community leaders for the Red Alder groundbreaking.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Tara Rice joined residents and community leaders Friday at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the future of Red Alder Residences, 85 new affordable homes for families and individuals in Helena.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Commerce Celebrates Groundbreaking of 38 New Affordable Homes in Whitefish

Montana Department of Commerce staff joined local residents and community leaders at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the future of the Alpenglow Apartments, 38 new affordable homes for families and individuals in Whitefish.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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