Montana Board of Housing Boosts Access to Affordable Homes After $42 Million Bond Sale

Picture includes entire group of financial advisors for the Montana Board of Housing that is required for each bond issue.

The Montana Board of Housing has sold nearly $42 million in bonds with the proceeds of that sale going to fund loans for first-time homebuyers.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Governor Bullock Celebrates Groundbreaking for Red Fox Apartments

Housing development to create jobs and provide affordable housing for hard-working Montanans

Red Fox Groundbreaking in Billings

“Every Montanan deserves a safe and healthy place to call home,” Governor Bullock said. “We know that kids do better in school when they have a stable home. We know adults will have a better chance at getting to work every morning when they know they’ll make rent and have a community of support. And we know that towns in Montana do better when their workers can afford to live where the jobs are.”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Legislature’s Bipartisan Action Will Benefit more Montana Homebuyers

Montana Board of Housing gets Approval to Provide High-Quality Mortgage Servicing to more Homebuyers

HB 26 bill signing

More Montanans will now have access to working with local loan servicers who are focused on ensuring families can stay in their homes thanks to the bi-partisan passage of House Bill 26 sponsored by Dillon Republican Tom Welch.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Commerce

Governor praises Pam Haxby-Cote’s commitment to growing Montana’s economy, building communities, marketing Montana and creating jobs for hard-working Montanans

MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced Pam Haxby-Cote will serve as the Director of the Montana Department of Commerce.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Montana Receives $3 Million in New Funds to Develop Affordable Housing

HELENA, Mont. – Five Montana communities are working with the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division to plan and develop affordable housing options thanks to new funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Governor Bullock Announces a $27 Million Investment in Affordable Housing, Creating More than 500 New Jobs Across Montana

Montana Board of Housing issues tax credits to strengthen local economies in Billings, Great Falls, Polson, Browning, Culbertson and Wolf Point

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $27.1 million in federal housing tax credits that will create 534 new jobs in Billings, Great Falls, Polson, Browning, Culbertson and Wolf Point. The Montana Board of Housing will issue the federal tax credits to help the construction and rehabilitation of rental housing for low income families across the state.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Categories: Housing Division

Lt. Governor Cooney Celebrates Preservation of Affordable Housing in Manhattan

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Department of Commerce officials Aug. 25 for a ribbon cutting at the Gallatin Forks Apartments in Manhattan.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Categories: Housing Division

Governor Bullock Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Great Falls Housing Champion

Governor Steve Bullock presents Sheila Rice, executive director of NeighborWorks Great Falls, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Montana Statewide Housing Partnerships Conference in Kalispell, May 23-25.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Categories: Housing Division

Gov. Steve Bullock and Director Meg O’Leary Join Sidney in Celebration of New Affordable Housing

Sidney celebrated the Grand Opening of the Sunset Village Apartments on April 21, 2016 with a street party and a ribbon-cutting.  Joining Governor Bullock and Director O’Leary to celebrate were Bruce Brensdal, Executive Director, Montana Board of Housing; Stacy Netz, Executive Director, and Paul Groshart, Retired Director, Richland County Housing Authority;  Don Sterhan, CEO and President, Mountain Plains Equity Group.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Categories: Housing Division

Impact of Housing and Community Development Investments Detailed in New Report

The Montana Department of Commerce released its comprehensive report on the impact of its work as the administrators of a group of Federal Housing programs that serve Montanans across the state.  Broken down by jurisdiction, the publication provides a complete description of each individual Housing and Community Development program in each county and Tribal Reservation in Montana.  Included in each section is a reference to the model used to estimate the economic impact stimulated by the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing and public facilities in Montana.

Friday, March 25, 2016

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