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Commerce Announces Financial Assistance for Community Development, Job Creation

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce today announced it will award $629,892 in federal funds for three community development projects.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Let’s Change the Conversation About Wildfire

Guest column by Pam Haxby-Cote, Tom Livers and Sheila Hogan

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Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no doubt it can also be devastating to our health, safety, property and livelihood. That’s why it’s so important to do everything possible to minimize its impacts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

8 Montana Communities to Move Forward with Housing Tax Credits Applications

More than $31 million will be awarded in November

The Montana Board of Housing meeting on Monday, June 4

The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) Monday gathered for a public meeting to decide which Montana communities to invite to move forward with Housing Tax Credits applications.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6 Steps to Homeownership in Montana

June is homeownership month

6 steps to homeownership graphic

Buying a home can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce partners with communities and organizations to create affordable housing opportunities for all Montanans.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lt. Gov. Cooney Celebrates Newly-Renovated Affordable Housing

Lt. Gov. Cooney and partners celebrate the grand re-opening of River Run

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney Thursday joined in the celebration of the grand opening of the River Run Apartments, a 96-unit newly-renovated affordable housing property in Great Falls.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Commerce Highlights Successes for National Economic Development Week

HELENA, Mont. – National Economic Development Week is May 7–12, and the Montana Department of Commerce is celebrating by reflecting on the successes of its work to support the creation of jobs and opportunities for Montanans in communities across the state.

Monday, May 7, 2018
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Lt. Gov. Cooney and Commerce Director Haxby-Cote Honor Affordable Housing Champions

Revonda Stordhal, Executive Director, Butte Housing Authority 

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today presented awards to Montana’s affordable housing champions during the Annual Montana Housing Partnership Conference.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Montana Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Sweetgrass Commons grand opening in Missoula.

April is National Fair Housing Month and this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Governor Bullock Sends Opportunity Zone Nominations to U.S. Treasury

Map of Opportunity Zones in Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has nominated 25 areas of Montana for designation as an Opportunity Zone, after communities submitted proposals for consideration.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Montana Housing to Fund New Affordable Homes in Deer Lodge

A view of downtown Deer Lodge, Mont.

Montana Housing at the Department of Commerce allocated $3.9 million in federal housing credits to Helena’s GL Development to help finance the new construction of the Cottonwood Creek Apartments in Deer Lodge. 

Friday, April 13, 2018
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