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Last Chance to Respond to the 2020 Census and Make it Count for Montana

Fill out the Census before Thursday, Oct. 15

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The Montana Department of Commerce and the State Complete Count Committee are urging every Montanan to respond to the 2020 Census before the end of the day on Thursday, October 15.

Wednesday, October 14, 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

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

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

Survey: How should HUD dollars be used in Montana for housing and community development needs?

Participate in the 2020 Housing and Community Development Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The State of Montana is developing a five-year plan to guide policy and investment for housing, economic, and other community development. The five-year plan, also known as the “Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development” is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess Montana’s needs and current conditions as well as to determine priorities and allocate HUD funding. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Commerce Director Rice Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Homes in Lewistown

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice Wednesday joined local residents and community leaders in celebrating the grand opening of Lewistown’s Meadows Apartments, 35 newly-renovated affordable homes for seniors and individuals living with a disability.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Commerce Supports Development of Nearly 2,500 Affordable Homes

Central to its mission of supporting a growing economy, the Montana Department of Commerce serves more than 8,500 Montana families and individuals each year to access affordable homes through rental assistance, homebuyer assistance and affordable rental development.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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